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Barley with vegetables

Barley with vegetables

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Ingredients for cooking pearl barley with vegetables

  1. Pearl barley 1 cup
  2. Onions 1pc.
  3. 1 carrot
  4. Cucumbers 2 pcs.
  5. Bell pepper (sweet) 2 pcs.
  6. Greens (dill, parsley, green onion) 1 bunch
  7. Vegetable oil (olive, vegetable) 2 table. spoons
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Ground black pepper to taste
  10. Dried basil to taste
  11. Nutmeg to taste
  12. Sesame for decoration
  13. Water 2-3 cups
  • Main ingredients: Pepper, Pearl Barley
  • Serving 2 servings


Crockery, Stove, Saucepan, Frying pan, Cutting board

Cooking barley with vegetables:

Step 1: Prepare the grits.

To significantly reduce the cooking time of cereals, it is necessary to soak it for several hours, and preferably at night. But before that, we will properly wash it several times, and then in a deep plate, fill it with hot water.

Step 2: Boil the grits.

The water in which the barley is soaked must be drained, and rinse the cereal again. We transfer the barley to the pan and add water to 1 liter per 200 g of cereal. You can add a little salt so that the water boils as soon as possible, and cook until tender over medium heat.

Step 3: Cook the vegetables.

As for vegetables - you can take any absolutely that you like best. They can be boiled, you can make overcooking, you can cook for a couple or bake. You can come up with your own option or choose the one offered. So, for starters, you need to wash and chop all the vegetables as follows: chop the onions, chop the carrots into thin slices or cubes, dice the bell peppers, chop the cucumbers, chop the greens. We spread onion, carrots in a pan greased with olive or sunflower oil, fry until cooked, stirring constantly, so as not to burn. Add to them bell pepper and cucumbers with herbs, stir, but do not fry, and just warm up. Add salt and favorite spices.

Step 4: Cooking the barley with vegetables.

It remains to add to the pan with vegetables the main ingredient - pearl barley, which was already to be cooked. Drain the water, and transfer the porridge to vegetables, mix and cover. Let it sweat with vegetables over low heat and absorb the aroma of spices. For everything about everything we give her 5-7 minutes.

Step 5: Serve the prepared barley with vegetables.

We spread the hot ready-made porridge on portioned plates, you can add a little sesame and a sprig of greens. In order to interest children in this dish, you can lay out the porridge, giving it the shape of an animal; all your households should definitely try this healthy dish. Ready barley with vegetables can become an independent dish on your table, or serve as a side dish for a dish of meat, fish or poultry. Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- - If you can’t imagine a dish without meat, you can fry it with mushrooms and onions and mix with barley. This porridge is good with any products.

- - One of the ingredients can be olives or olives, which are also very convenient to decorate pearl barley.

- - Instead of vegetable oil, you can use butter or margarine.

- - Those who follow a diet should like the option of pearl barley porridge with fresh vegetables or steamed vegetables. These vegetables have more vitamins and fewer calories.