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Barley is wonderful!


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Barley is wonderful!

Caralien | | Feb 5, 2009 02:10 PM

After reading the risotto and other ideas for what to do with a ton of dried mushrooms (we haven't made a dent), I purchased some rolled barley.

Toasted it in a dry pan until it smelled nutty (5-10 minutes?), then started adding in the filtered mushroom liquid, hot stock, smashed garlic, and the mushrooms. After about 15 minutes, I tired of adding liquid, stirring, repeating. So I added some cooked meat (bison one time, pork another, chicken another), another inch and a half of hot broth, covered it, and let it sit for 20 minutes.

It is so good.

We've had it a few times over the past week, and it's become my husband's favourite grain. Mine too. Freshly cooked, reheated, it doesn't matter. It is simply wonderful.

Thought I'd share.

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