Barley Casserole

A family favorite

INGREDIENTS:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup barley
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped onions
4 cups chicken stock - heated
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped apricots
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley

YIELD: 8 as a side dish

COURSE: Casseroles and One Pots

CUISINE: Canadian

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a large skillet, saute the celery, onions, mushrooms and barley in the butter. Stirring often, cook for about 10 minutes until the onions are tender and the barley is golden brown. Transfer to a casserole dish, add hot chicken stock, almonds and parsley.
  2. Bake uncovered in a 325 to 350 degree oven for 1 1/2 hours. Stir several times during cooking.