Barley-Pine Nut Salad
Who has time to make chicken stock from scratch? Instead, stock up on canned reduced sodium chicken, vegetable or beef broth - it can help add big flavor to grain dishes with fewer calories. When at the store, always check the food label for reduced sodium or no added sodium varieties. You can always add salt after the dish is done, if needed.
Recipe from The Slim Down South Cookbook by Carolyn O'Neil, nutrition advisor for Best Food Facts.
To make it a Brown Rice-Pine Nut Salad: Substitute 1 cup brown rice for barley. Increase broth to 2¼ cups, and increase cooking time to 45 minutes. Proceed as directed.