Two Grain Pilaf with Wild Mushrooms

Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 45 minutes


By Alex Bury
This is a delicious way to add some different grains to your meal plan.


  • 1/2 cup uncooked barley
  • 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 2/3 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • white wine for sauteing
  • 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced or chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped


In a large saucepan combine barley, wild rice, water, vegetable broth, thyme, marjoram, pepper and salt. Cook over high heat until mixture comes to a full boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover; continue cooking until water is absorbed and barley and rice are tender (40 to 45 minutes).

Meanwhile, in 10 inch skillet, saute carrot in wine for 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms, celery and onion. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until celery is crisply tender. Stir this vegetable mixture into cooked rice mixture. Serve hot.