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Barley Vegetable (Meatless) Ragout

a bowl barley vegetable ragout
Ragout is typically a stewed meat dish. But this hearty vegetarian version is a healthy, high-fiber option to satisfy your comfort food craving.

Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 251 Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 4mg Sodium: 156mg Carbohydrates: 32g Fiber: 8g Protein: 8g



  1. Bring broth to a boil in large pot.
  2. Add barley, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 30 minutes, or until broth is absorbed and barley is tender. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  3. In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add the mushrooms and sauté for 5 minutes or until browned. Add the mushrooms to the barley.
  4. To the skillet, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil and heat until hot. Add the cauliflower and onion and saute for 8 minutes, stirring frequently.
  5. Add the tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 8 minutes.
  6. Stir in the peppers; cover, and simmer for 5 minutes or until tender.
  7. Stir the barley-mushroom mixture into the vegetable mixture. Add the chopped basil and cheese. Season with the salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Cook for 1 minute more, or until heated through.
  9. Serve garnished with basil sprigs.

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