How do you feel about barley? None? Then we are ready to dispel your idea that barley porridge is porridge for a hospital, army or kindergarten. For some reason, many simply do not know how to cook this wonderful porridge, but try couscous or other overseas “cereals”.
Barley porridge is very healthy and incredibly tasty, if properly cooked. Then it turns out crumbly, without gluten. And with the addition of meat is also incredibly nourishing. Let's cook with us?
Pearl barley - 1 cup;
Pork - 300 g;
Carrots - 1 piece;
Onions - 1 piece;
Vegetable oil - 3 tbsp. l .;
Water - 1.5 -2 cups;
Spices optional - curry, rosemary, basil, paprika and others.
Salt and pepper - necessarily.
Before cooking, pearl barley must be soaked for 2-3 hours in water. To do this, rinse the cereal in several waters to wash away the dust and debris, then pour it with cold water and leave it for 2-3 hours.
There is an express method of cooking pearl barley. Wash the cereal in several waters, pour it with cold water and bring to a boil. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Drain and pour again with cold water. Now cook 40-50 minutes. This option is convenient to apply for pillow made of barley. The first time you boil the cereal, drain the water, add vegetables and meat and cook 40 minutes until cooked.
We soaked the barley in cold water, so porridge seemed to us tastier.
Vegetables clean. Dice onion, carrot three on a coarse grater. The meat is cut into fairly large pieces.
Heat the vegetable oil over high heat and fry the meat to the crust.
Add vegetables to meat and fry together for 7-8 minutes over medium heat.
Put meat and vegetables in a saucepan and add pearl barley. Season with salt and pepper. Put the bay leaf add other spices to your taste.
Fill with warm water, it should be 2 cm higher than the level of the grits. Cover the pan with a lid and cook until boiling over high heat, then reduce to minimum and cook for 30 minutes. Be sure to check the pilaf for readiness and stir it so that it does not burn.
Ready-made barley porridge with meat (pilaf) can be served immediately to the table. And for more flavor, roll up the porridge with a towel and leave for a couple of hours. After that, the porridge will be even tastier.
Number of servings - 3
Cooking time - 50 minutes
Proteins - 6.62
Fats - 9.55
Carbohydrates - 14.71
Kcal - 167.32