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Buttered Barley Broccoli Pilaf


Late nights are meant for fast food. It's easy, it's brainless, and sometimes it's good.  If you like fast food that is. Of the few fast food joints available locally this table only eats at one and only when dining room service is available. Fast food from the drive through is gross. Since most dine in services are limited or not available right now this late night work night meant dinner needed to be quick and easy, hearty and filling, and most of all good. Warm Broccoli and Barley Pilaf could be be cooked in less than 30 minutes.

Modifications Made:
Yellow onion for shallots, ginger was omitted, red pepper for jalapeno, frozen broccoli for fresh.

Scaled for Likability: Good
Fresh broccoli would have been so much better than frozen.  Frozen broccoli was warmed in the microwave and added once the barley was cooked.  But as the barley rested while waiting for the meat to be done, the broccoli got soggy.  Freshly sliced almonds would have been great as a source of crunch to this pilaf.  On the plus side, the easy pilaf made enough to feed an army.  Gonna have to figure out how to serve tomorrow without compromising the already too soft broccoli.

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