Curried Barley with Raisins and Almonds

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  1. Oh Deer

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    Curried Barley with Raisins and Almonds

    Barley, onion, garlic, and almonds provide lots of fiber and antioxidants
    in this side dish. Serve it with fish, chicken, or beef--any entree you'd
    normally have with rice or potatoes. This is also great served with mango
    chutney for a bit of heat and sweetness to complement the curry.

    4 Servings:

    1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
    2-1/2 cups vertically sliced onion
    1 teaspoon minced garlic
    1 teaspoon curry powder
    1-1/2 cups cooked pearl barley
    2 tablespoons raisins
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
    2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    Heat 1/2 teaspoon oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add
    onion; cover and cook 15 minutes or until golden brown, stirring
    occasionally. Add garlic, and cook 1 minute. Remove from pan. Add 1
    teaspoon oil to pan. Add curry powder, and cook 1 minute. Add barley, and
    toss gently to coat. Stir in cooked onion, raisins, parsley, toasted
    almonds, salt, and pepper.
    Serve immediately.

    Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup).

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