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Active Time : 15 minutes
Total Time : 1 hour
Serves : 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon 100% pure olive oil
  • 1 8 ounce package sliced mushrooms (8 ounce)
  • 1/2 cup sliced leeks or chopped onions
  • 1 cup pearl barley
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup fancy shredded Italian style Parmesan cheese


In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms and leeks; salt and pepper to taste. Sauté until softened (about 5 minutes).

Stir in barley, chicken broth and rosemary; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 45 minutes or until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed.

Remove from heat; stir in cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.