Pearl Barley & Beef Dish

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Ever tried pearl barley? It is the most underrated grain. Pearl barley, or pearled barley, is barley that has been processed to remove its fibrous outer hull and polished to remove some or all of the bran layer. The polishing process leaves for a finer grain to work with. As with most ancient grains, barley is high in fiber, which is known to reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Taken in moderation and as part of a stable diet, barley can also aid weight loss and improve digestion. Although, hulled barley (unpolished barley) is more nutritious than refined (pearled barley), pearled barley is a finer grain to work with and has slowly become a home cupboard favourite. For this dish, the pearl barley can be  substituted for any whole grain and easily added to your diet.

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Pearl Barley Dish

The Perfect Grainy One-Pot Meal
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Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 2 minutes
Course dINNER, lunch
Cuisine All
Servings 8 People

🥢 Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker
  • 1 Non-stick Cassorole Dish

🍜 Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Pearl Barley
  • 100 Grams Shredded Beef
  • 1 Medium Red Onions
  • 2 Small Scotch Bonnets
  • 1 Large Garlic Clove
  • 1 Small Ginger Stem
  • 2 tbsp Toasted Sesame Seed Oil
  • 1 tbsp Curry
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Salt

🍰 Instructions

  • Boil the Pearl Barley in a pressure cooker for 20-30 mins. The grain should be soft but not mushy.
    1 Cup Pearl Barley
  • Transfer the grain to a workable sieve and run some old water through. Leave to drain and set aside.
  • Dice the red onions, scotch bonnet and garlic.
    1 Medium Red Onions, 1 Large Garlic Clove, 2 Small Scotch Bonnets
  • In a non stick casserole pot, heat up the toasted sesame seed oil. add in the chopped onions, chopped garlic, grated ginger, oregano, thyme, curry and salt
    1 Medium Red Onions, 2 Small Scotch Bonnets, 1 Large Garlic Clove, 2 tbsp Toasted Sesame Seed Oil, 1 tbsp Curry, 1 tbsp Oregano, 1 tbsp Thyme, 1 tsp Salt, 1 Small Ginger Stem
  • Add in the shredded beef and saute until just browning
    100 Grams Shredded Beef
  • Add in the cooked pearl barley and mix thoroughly until well combined.
    1 Cup Pearl Barley
Keyword Afrofusion, Barley, grains
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