Add your favorite spice to this casserole, if you wish. Try 1/2 teaspoon of either curry powder, basil, oregano, dill or thyme or enjoy it as it is with the delicious subtle flavor of mushrooms. In a medium saucepan over medium heat cook onions & mushrooms till tender about 10 min adding small amounts of water if necessary to prevent drying. Add broth mix, water and salt & pepper and bring to a boil. Stir in barley, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 50min until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed. Stir occassionally while cooking and add more water if necessary. Note: I eliminated the 2T+2t of reduced calorie margarine to reduce the 5g per serving of fat in the original recipe.
Nutrition (per serving): 169 calories Total Fat 1 g (6% of calories) Source: More Lean & Luscious by Bobbie Hinman & Millie Snyder Page(s): 313 Date Published: 1988