Friday, July 27, 2012

FFwD - Lemon Barley Pilaf


It's Friday again, and that means French Fridays with Dorie.  This week's recipe, to close out July, is Lemon Barley Pilaf. 

I have never cooked with barley before, so this was a new experience for me.  I really liked this tasty side dish, which I served with last week's salmon.  It is a colourful alternative to rice or mashed potato, and has a lovely nutty quality.

To see what the other Doristas thought of this dish, visit the LYL section of the website when it comes up.

15 comments:

Cher Rockwell said...

Your pilaf looks very colorful.
I like working with some of the different grains - rice is such an easy fall back, but there are many tasty choices out there :-)

Kari said...

Ooh, this looks wonderful. Such a beautiful dish!

Trevor Sis Boom said...

I like the colors here and I can see the texture turned out more like pilaf than mine did. I may have overcooked it though it was still chewy. Still, I love barley and the flavors were quite good.

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes said...

You sure made a colorful dish! I like barley and this is easy and a good side dish.

Kayte said...

Beautiful and it looks extremely tasty as well. Might have to pull out the book for this one this weekend, it would go great with grilled chicken I have slotted in for tomorrow. Thanks. How on earth do these Fridays come around so quickly each week? You are doing a great job of keeping up with the group and making all the entries!

Ei said...

This was my first foray into cooking barley, too. Glad you liked it! I did, too.

Frankly Entertaining said...

I really enjoyed this one. I'm excited to try some different variations when the weather cools off!

Maggie said...

I never seem on the ball enough to do two recipes at once so I'm always impressed when people do. I bet this tasted very nice with the salmon from last week. Great job!

Rose said...

Your dish looks so colorful and tasty. And I have to say that your barley also looks darker than mine, I wonder if there are different types. Interesting. I do love barley so I'm happy to hear that you have discovered it.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Beautiful colors! :) So glad you enjoyed it.

Maya Mohd said...

Your dish looks so colorful and entirely enticing! To me, barley has always been associated with sweets and drinks, maybe it's what I grew up knowing. I haven't done my pilaf yet, but I might switch the barley with some other grain just for fun.

Kathy said...

Such a lovely looking pilaf…we really enjoyed it, too! Have a great weekend!

yummychunklet said...

Yours looks golden and delicious!

Teresa said...

The colours in your bowl are gorgeous. I often think the Doristas in the southern hemisphere get short shrift with our recipe picks, but this one really works no matter the weather.

Johanna GGG said...

looks so colourful and delicious