Saturday, August 27, 2011

Pearl Barley Hotpot

This is a very delicious and light dish.  Pearl barley is the most common form of barley for human consumption, probably because it cooks faster and is less chewy than other, less-processed forms of barley.  

Most people think that vegetarians only eat lettuce and tomato, well that is simply wrong.  

  • 1cup of Pearl Barley
  • 4 cups of vegetarian stock
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly shopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into small dice
  • 2 gloves of garlic. crushed
  • 16 oz mixed vegetables
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt and pepper

  1. Placed Pearl Barley in a large pot with the stock and water and bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes, until tender. Drain, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile heat the olive oil in a skillet on medium heat.  Saute onion and vegetables until tender. Add pepper and garlic and cook, covered, for about 6 more minutes.
  3. Stir in the Pearl Barley, add the reserved liquid to moisten, season with salt and pepper and heat through for 2 minutes.
  4. Place on a serving bowl and sprinkle parmesan cheese.  

Please do enjoy this delicious and healthy dish.

Buon Appetito!

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