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August 27, 2010

in 30-Minute Cook

As you already know, I’m all about the quick and easy recipes. So when Mrs. Dash asked to sponsor 30-Minute Martha to share their low-sodium cooking tips and recipes, I was all, “Uh, duh!”  (Yes, that’s the California girl in me coming out). Mrs. Dash = 30-Minute Martha? HELLO??? ;)

I am proud to be a Mrs. Dash ambassador this month on behalf of TwitterMoms, and to kick it off, I’d like to offer up a tasty and easy recipe for your eating pleasure.

Quick Brown Rice and Barley


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash® Extra Spicy Seasoning Blend
  • 1 cup raw brown rice (I like organic long-grain)
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley (organic if you can get it)
  • 1 tsp. olive oil (here’s one case where more expensive typically is better)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. butter (yeah, organic if you can swing it)


  1. Cook the brown rice and barley as indicated on the package. (typically takes about 40 minutes — I’m not counting that in my 30-minute meal prep time because you can do other things like de-clutter the kitchen, annoy your kids, or watch CSI while you’re waiting).
  2. Heat olive oil in small skillet, add onion and garlic and saute until tender.
  3. Combine brown rice, barley, onion mixture, Mrs. Dash® Extra Spicy Seasoning Blend, and butter. Serve warm.

I like to use this as a base for chicken. Tastes great and full of heart-healthy whole grains. Yay, you!

P.S. Want more fab Mrs. Dash low-sodium recipes? Pop over here!

P.P.S. Disclosure: Monetary compensation has been received in exchange for promotional consideration. For more information please see the Mrs. Dash/TwitterMoms ambassador program.

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  • Mary C

    Wow! This is awesome! I love Mrs. Dash! Gotta try this recipe.

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