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Wild Rice and Barley with Apricots and Tarragon

Serves 8
Time 50 min
Sweet apricots and fresh tarragon add lively flavor to this colorful side dish. Purchase the wild rice and barley from our bulk section, so you can buy just the amount you need for the recipe.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup wild rice rinsed
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth or water
  • 1 cup pearled barley
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper cored, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup dried apricots chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste
Method

In a medium saucepan, combine rice and enough water to cover by 2 inches. Simmer, covered, until rice grains are tender and most have popped open, 40 to 50 minutes. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, in a second medium saucepan, bring broth and barley to boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook until barley is tender and all the liquid is absorbed, about 30 minutes. Set aside off of the heat for 5 minutes and then toss with rice.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add bell pepper, apricots, barley and rice and cook until heated through. Stir in tarragon, salt and pepper and serve.

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  • 1 cup wild rice rinsed
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth or water
  • 1 cup pearled barley
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper cored, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup dried apricots chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste