Beef with Barley and Wild Rice Recipe

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I went to Russia a few months ago and had a delicious lunch of Beef over barley and wild rice. It was substantial and healthy, so I promised myself that I would try to copy it. This is what I came up with. If you try it, I don't think you will be disappointed. It's delicious!

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Servings: 5


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  1. Fry 1/2 chopped onion in 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large sauce pan for 4 minutes.
  2. Add bay leaves, 2 cups water, 2 cups chicken broth, and barley.
  3. Boil for 50 minutes on low heat until barley is soft.
  4. Add 2 cups brown rice and 3 cups water to a rice cooker (or another pan) and cook for 25 minutes until rice is tender.
  5. Chop beef into 3/4 inch pieces and brown on all sides over high heat. Remove to a bowl.
  6. Add 1 Tbsp Olive oil and one med. onion chopped. Saute for 2 minutes. Add garlic and saute 1 more minute.
  7. Add 1 cup broth, beef that was removed, paprika, pepper, and Soy Sauce to pan.
  8. Cover and simmer on low heat for 45-90 minutes.
  9. Combine barley and wild rice and stir to mix.
  10. Serve beef stew over barley/wild rice mixture.
  11. Add a green vegetable like asparagus, broccoli, or spinach.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 517g
Recipe makes 5 servings
Calories 776  
Calories from Fat 303 39%
Total Fat 33.73g 42%
Saturated Fat 11.4g 46%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 457mg 19%
Potassium 981mg 28%
Total Carbs 66.32g 18%
Dietary Fiber 13.6g 45%
Sugars 2.01g 1%
Protein 51.27g 82%



  • John Spottiswood
    May 27, 2009
    Thanks Terri. I'll have to try your Tasty Chicken Ranch w/Ro-tel recipe. Sounds yummy!
    • Terri Weston
      May 26, 2009
      Thanks, I will have to try this recipe, has 2 ingredients I enjoy, Barley and rice.
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