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Black Beans & Green Peas with Rice & Barley


1 – 29 oz. can of black beans – drained
1 – 12 oz. bag of frozen green peas
1 pouch of instant barley
1 cup of uncooked rice
4 cloves of garlic – chopped
1 healthy handful of fresh Italian parsley – chopped
4 stalks of celery with leaves - chopped
1 bunch of fresh scallions – chopped
1 Jalapeño – grilled & chopped with seeds
Dashes of sea salt
Dashes of fresh ground black pepper
Olive oil for drizzling

In a rice cooker place the rice and barley and in the steamer place the peas.

On a heated griddle place the Jalapeño and grill on all sides and chop.

In a large frying pan heat a few drizzles of olive oil and place the garlic, parsley, celery and scallions. Sauté for a minute or two and add the cooked rice, barley, Jalapeño and peas. Add the drained black beans and toss.

Add the seasonings and another drizzle of olive oil.

This is a delicious side dish to add to any meal.

Enjoy with much Love,


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  1. Oh Catherine- this really piqued my interest- will be trying this within a day or so! Thank you!

  2. Catherine, This is a great idea for a side dish! I'm a meat eater but this looks very satisfying with lots of textures to experience. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  3. Interesting combinations that I haven't thought of previously - black beans/green peas and rice and barley together. Very interesting, and nutritious of course

  4. This was sooo good Mom! I loved it with the mac n' cheese you made! YUM!


  5. Another gorgeous dish for spring and so colorful and full of rich flavors~

  6. I van just imagitne the taste of this mixture; rice, barley,black beans mixed together. Love it; a perfect meal healthy for for all those who really don't care for meat.

  7. A very healthy and delicious treat! Love the combination of flavours.

  8. YUM!!!! This sounds fabulous! Thank you so much, Catherine! blessings ~ tanna

  9. Congratulations on your well deserved award!

  10. Oooh, looks tasty!! I may have to try this one sometime. Thanks!

  11. Szeretem az ilyen köretek!!! alkalomadtán elkészítem!!!

  12. I love playing with barley. The beans are grand and then the peas.... and the rice... spring but hearty.

  13. The blog is very good!

  14. This is exactly the kind of meal I constantly crave! So healthy and full of whole grain and veggie deliciousness!

  15. What a great combination of ingredients ... delicious and nutritious all at once ... love the addition of barley.


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