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Topic by MsDebbieP posted 1193 days ago 1258 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MsDebbieP

14622 posts in 2475 days
hardiness zone 5b

1193 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: barley recipe

1/15/11

We had a family luncheon here today and I thought I’d try cooking some barley as a side-dish.
It was YUMMY.

The Recipe:
1. Lightly saute the following:

  • 1/2 an onion
  • a handful of mushrooms (I used dehydrated mushrooms)
  • a handful of dehydrated tomato pieces

2. Add 3 c. broth (chicken) and bring to boil
3. Add seasonings:

  • salt & pepper
  • pinch of basil
  • pinch of oregano

4. Add 1 c. pearl barley

5. Cook on low for approx. 45 min. until the broth is absorbed

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)



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Karson

239 posts in 2354 days

1193 days ago

So ho many family were present and what did they say?

-- Karson retired in DE e-mail karson_morrison@bigfoot.com

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MsDebbieP

14622 posts in 2475 days
hardiness zone 5b

1193 days ago

there were 10 of us yesterday and my daughter said (with surprise) “Oh – this is GOOD!”

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Bon

7371 posts in 2255 days
hardiness zone 5a

1192 days ago

This sounds good Debbie.I will have to try it.I love barley in soup so I should like it done this way too.Thanks for the recipe.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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Iris43

3763 posts in 2105 days
hardiness zone 5a

1192 days ago

Me too. I love barley in soup. And I have tasted it in pilaf. It was very good, and nice, nutty flavour.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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Radicalfarmergal

4251 posts in 1738 days
hardiness zone 5b

1191 days ago

Sounds delicious.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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MsDebbieP

14622 posts in 2475 days
hardiness zone 5b

1191 days ago

yesterday I couldn’t wait for lunch so I could eat the leftovers :)

and I had Rick try it and he had seconds…that says a lot

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Radicalfarmergal

4251 posts in 1738 days
hardiness zone 5b

1191 days ago

Do you think it would radically change the recipe if I soaked the barley six or so hours ahead of time to eliminate the phytic acid in the barley?

Re leftovers: In my experience, many things taste better the second day because the flavors have more time to combine. I am glad he liked it too. Sounds like it is a keeper recipe.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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MsDebbieP

14622 posts in 2475 days
hardiness zone 5b

1191 days ago

no idea re: soaking
I guess you will have to do another of your famous experiments :)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

14622 posts in 2475 days
hardiness zone 5b

1191 days ago

i had to look up that term… the following is a quote from the website: http://www.phytochemicals.info/phytochemicals/phytic-acid.php

NOTE: as always, online information is not always dependable so please do your own research if this sounds interesting

QUOTE:
Phytic acid has been considered as an anti-nutritional component in cereals, seeds and beans. Research has traditionally focused on its structure that gives it the ability to bind minerals, proteins and starch, and the resulting lower absorption of these elements. However, resent research have shown that phytic acid has many health benefits. Phytic acid has antioxidant, anticancer, hypocholesterolemic and hypolipidemic effects.

Anticancer effect of phytic acid
In animal studies phytic acid showed a protective action in carcinogenesis. This action could be explained by its mineral chelating potential. Some studies suggest that phytic acid acts as anti-cancer agent by reversing the proliferative effects of carcinogens.

Benificial for diabetic patients
Phytic acid may have health benefits for diabetes patients. It lowers blood glucose response by reducing the rate of starch digestion and slowing the gastric emptying.

Other effects
Phytic acid releases inositol that during digestion. Although inositol is not an essential nutrient it might reduce depressions. Studies also show that phytic acid may reduce inflammation._

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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