Healthy Recipes for a Vegan Pregnancy : Sides (part 9) - Barley and Mushroom Pilaf, Bulgur Wheat Tabbouleh Salad with Tomatoes

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Barley and Mushroom Pilaf

An earthy-flavored pilaf with mushrooms and nutty toasted barley. This one will really stick to your ribs—or your baby bump!

SERVES 4

1 cup sliced porcini mushrooms

1 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms

2 ribs celery, diced

12 onion, chopped

3 tablespoons vegan margarine or olive oil

114 cups barley

334 cups vegetable broth

1 bay leaf

14 teaspoon sage

12 teaspoon parsley

12 teaspoon thyme

Folic Acid: 

Vitamin B12: NA

Protein: 

Iron: 

Zinc: 

Calcium: 

Vitamin D: only present in small amounts

1. In a large skillet or stockpot, sauté mushrooms, celery, and onion in 2 tablespoons margarine until almost soft, about 2–3 minutes.

2. Add barley and remaining 1 tablespoon of margarine; allow to toast for 1–2 minutes, stirring frequently.

3. When barley starts to turn brown, add broth and seasonings.

4. Bring to a simmer; cover, and allow to cook for 20–25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed and barley is cooked. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Per Serving

Calories: 323 | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 1,025mg | Fiber: 11g | Protein: 8g

Cooking Barley

Be sure you pick up either pearl or quick-cooking barley, and not the hulled variety, which takes ages to cook. Pearl barley is done in 20–25 minutes, and quick-cooking barley is done in about 10, so adjust the cooking times as needed. Barley can also be cooked in your rice steamer with about 212 cups liquid for each cup of barley.

 

Bulgur Wheat Tabbouleh Salad with Tomatoes

Though you’ll need to adjust the cooking time, of course, you can try this tabbouleh recipe with just about any whole grain. Bulgur wheat is traditional, but quinoa, millet, or amaranth would also work.

SERVES 4

114 cups boiling water or vegetable broth

1 cup bulgur wheat

3 tablespoons olive oil

14 cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon garlic powder

12 teaspoon salt

12 teaspoon pepper

3 scallions, chopped

12 cup chopped fresh mint

12 cup chopped fresh parsley

1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained (optional)

3 large tomatoes, diced

Folic Acid: 

Vitamin B12: NA

Protein: 

Iron: 

Zinc: 

Calcium: 

Vitamin D: NA

1. Pour boiling water over bulgur wheat. Cover; allow to sit for 30 minutes, or until bulgur wheat is soft.

2. Toss bulgur wheat with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, and salt, stirring well to coat. Combine with remaining ingredients, adding in tomatoes last.

3. Allow to chill for at least 1 hour before serving.

Per Serving

Calories: 252 | Fat: 11g | Sodium: 315mg | Fiber: 10g | Protein: 7g

Leftover Tabbouleh Sandwiches

Spread a slice of bread or a tortilla with some hummus, then layer leftover tabbouleh, sweet pickle relish, thinly sliced cucumbers, and some lettuce to make a quick sandwich or wrap for lunch.

 
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