Thursday, June 7, 2012

Barley Bake

I'm adding this by request, although it's very simple and I don't have a photo of it yet. It's great for using up whatever you have in the kitchen, and offers a wholesome, hearty, and warming meal. I like to serve a green vegetable on the side as well.

Ingredients

  • onion
  • mushrooms
  • pearl barley (I use about 2 cups.)
  • red pepper
  • broccoli
  • chicken broth
  • milk 
  • flour
  • cheese - cheddar, parmesan, or whatever is on hand

Directions

  1. Cook barley in chicken broth (for about an hour).
  2. Sauté diced veggies. 
  3. Add sautéed veggies to barley, and pour in some milk and a tablespoon of flour.
  4. Add some grated cheese (I use 1/2 cup or more).
  5. Grease baking dish, and pour mix into dish. Top with parmesan or other cheese.
  6. Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes.