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Barley and Broccoli Casserole


½ lb (250 g) broccoli, cut in bite sized pieces (about 2 cups)
1 cup (250 mL) chopped celery
2 cups (500 mL) cooked pot or pearl barley*
1 (284 mL) can condensed cream of mushroom soup
½ cup (125 mL) broccoli cooking liquid
¾ cup (175 mL) grated cheddar cheese

In a medium saucepan of boiling water, cook the broccoli and celery for about 5 minutes until tender crisp. Drain, saving ½ cup (125 mL) of the cooking liquid. Arrange the cooked barley in a greased 8 cup (2 L) casserole. Top with cooked broccoli and celery. Combine the soup and reserved cooking liquid and pour over the broccoli. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake in a 350⁰F (180⁰C) oven for 35 minutes or until bubbly.

*In a medium saucepan, bring two cups (500 mL) of water or stock to a boil. Stir in 1 cup (250 mL) barley; reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories: 177
Protein: 6 g
Carbohydrate: 22 g
Fibre: 4 g
Sugars: 2 g
Fat: 7 g
Saturated Fat: 3.5 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 17 mg
Sodium: 464 mg
Potassium: 250 mg


  1. Marie sieben

    This recipe is my families favorited now. They like the barley over the rice I used to make . I found the recipe in the Calgary Herald.


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