barley: underappreciated grain

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you want a decent lunch and you got long enough to let some barley cook, why don't you just cook 1/2 a cup of that stuff in 1.5 cups of boiling stock -- reduce to simmer after you add the barley, cover it, let it simmer til the stock's absorbed which can take an hour but probably won't. heat up some black beans & spice them how you like 'em (today I'm using the spice mixture baharat, which I made myself a while back - keeps the same as dry spices & is great; I'm using a simple version similar to the "popular version" on the wiki - and then some salt, pepper, and a little hot sauce), spoon 'em over the barley...this is good chow I tell you

honkin' on joey kramer (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 16 November 2010 18:55 (ten years ago) link

i love barley so much but its a pain in the ass to buy

plax (ico), Tuesday, 16 November 2010 18:59 (ten years ago) link

I just buy the arrowhead mills bag!

honkin' on joey kramer (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 16 November 2010 19:05 (ten years ago) link

i live on a different continent!

plax (ico), Tuesday, 16 November 2010 19:07 (ten years ago) link

barley just thrown into a nice soup for a half hour is good

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Tuesday, 16 November 2010 19:09 (ten years ago) link

Have some beer with barley soup at home love it SO MUCH. Love barley. Just the right amount of chewiness but with enough velvety surface to really capture the liquid around it.

I've got ten bucks. SURPRISE ME. (Laurel), Tuesday, 16 November 2010 19:10 (ten years ago) link

yeah but all u ever get in super valu is fn "soup mix" and that has all this other shit tossed in but not really enough to convince me that its aimed at anybody other than ppl who cant find bags of barley bc all they have is soup mix

xp

plax (ico), Tuesday, 16 November 2010 19:11 (ten years ago) link

Beef soup. Not beer soup, thought you might think otherwise from the empties in our corridor.

I've got ten bucks. SURPRISE ME. (Laurel), Tuesday, 16 November 2010 19:11 (ten years ago) link

i was gonna say beef oxtail & barley is perfect, laurel, but didn't wanna leave my meaty musk all over the two veggies in the thread to that point tbh

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Tuesday, 16 November 2010 19:12 (ten years ago) link

yah one of the last things to survive during my slow descent into meat elimination was barley and sweet potatoes cooked in the same pot as the bacon.

plax (ico), Tuesday, 16 November 2010 19:14 (ten years ago) link

is this the same thing as pearl barley? if so, i have some of this in the cupboard, and like it

just sayin, Tuesday, 16 November 2010 19:15 (ten years ago) link

i'm talkin pearl barley yeah

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Tuesday, 16 November 2010 19:17 (ten years ago) link

but not limited to that either

The malting industry, so called because the barley is first converted to malt, is heavily dependent on barley for the production of beer and distilled alcohol. Over 90,000 tonnes of barley or almost 10% of the total Irish crop is used each year in the production of Guinness stout. In addition, Irish Distillers Ltd use a combination of malted and unmalted barley in their production process to produce 380 litres of pure alcohol per tonne of barley

cant believe you sb'd me for that (darraghmac), Tuesday, 16 November 2010 19:20 (ten years ago) link


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