Toasted Purple Barley and Orzo Pilaf



1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1/2 cup purple barley

1/4 cup orzo

2 cups chicken stock

1 tablespoon minced fresh sage

salt and pepper, to taste

Soak the purple barley overnight, drain well and allow to dry. In a heavy bottomed pan , place over medium-high heat. Add garlic; saute until golden, do not burn. Stir in the barley and orzo; saute until orzo begins to brown.

Add the chicken stock; bring to boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Simmer until almost all the liquid is absorbed. Uncover and continue to simmer until the rest of the liquid evaporates. Stir in the sage and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

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