This can be a meal by itself. I usually mix Pearl Barley and Camargue Mahogany Rice, which is rice from the Camargue area in France, and has a nutty flavor providing this dish a pleasant texture and presentation. This dish goes nicely with any meat or poultry dish.
Ingredients for Barley with Toasted Pine Nuts
Directions for Barley with Toasted Pine Nuts
Makes 6 servings.
Pine nuts are the edible seeds from several varieties of pine trees.
There are two main varieties: The Mediterranean or Italian pine nut and has a light delicate flavor and the Chinese pine nut has astrong, pungent flavor. Pine nuts are somewhat more expensivethan other nuts, due to a labor-intensive harvesting process.
Pine nuts are a good source of iron, containing almost 3 milligrams in a one-ounce serving. Adding nuts to your diet is oneof many nutritional strategies for reducingyour risk of coronary heart disease.
The best way to reduce yourrisk is to combine a high-fiberdiet, rich in complex carbohy drates (whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds) to a variety of fruits, vegetablesand low-fat dairy each day.