Thai Barley Stir Fry

Thai Barley Stir Fry

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Thai Barley Stir Fry
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup PEARL BARLEY
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2 Tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts halves, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Cup thinly sliced Chinese or regular eggplant
  • 1/2 Cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 Cup chopped onion
  • 3 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 8-10 Drops red pepper sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoon chopped peanuts
  • shredded red cabbage and carrot curls, for garnish
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup PEARL BARLEY
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2 Tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil, divided
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts halves, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Cup thinly sliced Chinese or regular eggplant
  • 1/2 Cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 Cup chopped onion
  • 3 Tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 8-10 Drops red pepper sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoon chopped peanuts
  • shredded red cabbage and carrot curls, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Place barley and water in medium saucepan; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 45 minutes or until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed.
  2. Set aside. In large skillet or wok, heat 1 tablespoon oil over high heat.
  3. Add chicken pieces and garlic; stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add cooked barley; stir-fry an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Remove barley-chicken mixture from pan; keep warm.
  6. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in skillet. Add eggplant, bell pepper and onion; stir-fry 3 minutes.
  7. Add basil, mint, red pepper sauce, sugar, oyster sauce and soy sauce; cook 2 more minutes.
  8. Return barley-chicken mixture to skillet; stir-fry 3 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with peanuts and garnish with shredded red cabbage and carrot curls for an authentic Thai finishing touch.
Nutty Barley Risotto

Nutty Barley Risotto

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Nutty Barley Risotto
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 1 Cup chopped fresh onions
  • 1 Cup BARLEY
  • 1/4 Cup dry white wine
  • 2 Cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 Cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 Cup chopped walnuts, lightly toasted
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 1 Cup chopped fresh onions
  • 1 Cup BARLEY
  • 1/4 Cup dry white wine
  • 2 Cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 Cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/3 Cup chopped walnuts, lightly toasted
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in heavy-bottomed medium-size pan.
  2. Add shallot and mushrooms and saute over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add barley and cook over low heat 1 to 2 minutes or until glistening.
  4. Add wine and cook over medium heat until wine evaporates.
  5. Add chicken broth and bring to boil.
  6. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed and barley is tender but still chewy, 35 to 40 minutes.
  7. Stir in cheese, tomatoes, walnuts and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  8. Serve immediately.
China Barley Skillet

China Barley Skillet

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China Barley Skillet
Substitute barley for rice in this nutritious stir-fry.
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup PEARL BARLEY
  • 3 Cups chicken broth
  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1/2 Cup sliced water chestnuts
  • 2 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sherry wine
  • 1 Clove minced garlic
  • 1/4 Teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/4 Cup sliced green onion
  • 2 Cups frozen oriental-style vegetables
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup PEARL BARLEY
  • 3 Cups chicken broth
  • 1 Pound ground beef
  • 1/2 Cup sliced water chestnuts
  • 2 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sherry wine
  • 1 Clove minced garlic
  • 1/4 Teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 1/4 Cup sliced green onion
  • 2 Cups frozen oriental-style vegetables
Instructions
  1. Combine barley and chicken broth in large covered skillet.
  2. Bring to boil; reduce heat to low and cook covered for 20 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, combine ground beef with remaining ingredients, except oriental-style vegetables.
  4. After barley cooks 20 minutes, top with layer of vegetables. Spread ground beef mixture over vegetable layer.
  5. Cover and continue to cook 30 to 35 minutes or until barley and vegetables are tender and liquid is absorbed.
Barley Shrimp Skillet

Barley Shrimp Skillet

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Barley Shrimp Skillet
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 Teaspoon olive oil
  • 2/3 Cup PEARL BARLEY
  • 1 Clove minced garlic
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 Tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 Cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 1/2 Cups clam juice or chicken broth
  • 1/2 Cup dry white wine
  • 6-8 Ounce scallops or shrimp
  • 1/2 Cup frozen green peas, thawed
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 Teaspoon olive oil
  • 2/3 Cup PEARL BARLEY
  • 1 Clove minced garlic
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 Tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2 Cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 1/2 Cups clam juice or chicken broth
  • 1/2 Cup dry white wine
  • 6-8 Ounce scallops or shrimp
  • 1/2 Cup frozen green peas, thawed
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in wide skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add barley, garlic and turmeric.
  3. Cook, stirring until barley is gold-en, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Stir in parsley, cherry tomatoes, clam juice and wine. Bring to boil.
  5. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 35 minutes.
  6. Arrange seafood and peas over barley.
  7. Cover and cook 10 to 15 minutes longer or until barley is tender.
  8. Add more liquid if barley seems dry.
  9. Spoon into bowls.
Stuffed Chicken Breast with Spiced Cranberries and Barley

Stuffed Chicken Breast with Spiced Cranberries and Barley

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Stuffed Chicken Breast with Spiced Cranberries and Barley
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
Barley Filling
  • 1 Cup PEARL BARLEY uncooked
  • 1/2 Cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 Cup diced onion
  • 1/2 Cup diced celery
  • 3/4 Cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 1 Teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 Cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 Cup toasted almonds
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts, 4 to 5 oz. each
Breading Mixture
  • 2 Cups bread crumbs
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • parsley and garlic to taste
Course Main Dish
Servings
Ingredients
Barley Filling
  • 1 Cup PEARL BARLEY uncooked
  • 1/2 Cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 Cup diced onion
  • 1/2 Cup diced celery
  • 3/4 Cup chopped dried cranberries
  • 1 Teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 Cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 Cup toasted almonds
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts, 4 to 5 oz. each
Breading Mixture
  • 2 Cups bread crumbs
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • parsley and garlic to taste
Instructions
  1. In a sauce pan, combine all the filling ingredients from barley to cinnamon.
  2. Add chicken broth, bring to a boil, then simmer until barley is tender and all liquid is absorbed (cooking time will vary from 20 to 40 minutes depending on the type of pearl barley).
  3. Stir in almonds when cooled.
  4. Heat oven to 300º F.
  5. With knife, split chicken breast, and coat with breading.
  6. Stuff with ¼ cup of barley mixture.
  7. Bake at 300º F oven for 25 to 30 minutes.