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Zesty Rice & Barley


1 cup of uncooked rice
½ cup of uncooked barley
2 medium zucchini – sliced
1 Jalapeño – sliced with seeds
handful of fresh Parsley – chopped
½ red onion – sliced
4 cloves of garlic – crushed & chopped
1 large can of chick peas – drained
½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese
Olive oil

Prepare rice and barley together in a rice cooker.

In a large frying pan heat a few drizzles of olive oil and add the garlic, onion, zucchini and jalapeño.

Let these vegetables sauté until the zucchini is a little soft. Add the drained chick peas and the rice and barley. Add the fresh parsley, toss and top with the shredded cheddar cheese.

This dish is easy and very impressive in taste.

Enjoy with Love,


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Zesty Rice & Barley


  1. What a fantastic spiced up rice Catherine! It could be a main or a side with the chickpeas in there.

  2. What a tasty recipe! I like that it has both rice AND barley!

  3. This looks great, I've never cooked barley before but it looks like a perfect match.

  4. Now looking for tasty and heart healthy recipes. This looks like a sure winner. Will pass on the the home chef. Thank you

  5. Ooooh Jalapenos in barley now that sounds good! Your recipe sounds and looks delicious. Yummy!

  6. This dish looks so delicious. I love the ingredients and flavors you have used. I am really looking forward to trying it:)

  7. Beauty most of the times is found in simple yet tasty things.

  8. I love the use of mixed grains in this great looking dish. I'll wager it tastes every bit as good as it looks. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  9. Thanks for coming to visit. I am your newest follower! You have wonderful recipes. I spent some time looking around. Yum, this is killing me!

  10. Looks fresh and wonderful...very nice!

  11. Hey Catherine I love the combo of barley and rice and garbanzos, The jalapeno makes this one over the top delish. I'll be trying this out pdq!

  12. Catherine,
    This looks so good. You wouldn't even need a meat when serving this dish.

  13. What a lovley healthy recipe; never would have thought of combining rice an barley; love them both.


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