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Barley Casserole

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Barley Casserole

Postby keljonma » Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:37 pm

Barley Casserole

Serves 4

2 onions, peeled & chopped
4 T butter
2 pounds leeks, cleaned, trimmed, sliced into 1 inch lengths
1/2 pound carrots, scraped and diced
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 1/2 cup pearl barley
3 cups vegetable stock or water
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into even sized chunks
1/4 cup chopped parsley

Sauté the onion in the butter for 5 minutes in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add the leeks, carrots and celery, mixing gently to coat with butter.

Cover the pan and cook gently for 5 minutes.

Add the barley, mix well, then add the stock together with a good teaspoon of salt and plenty of pepper.

Cover and cook over low heat for 40 minutes, then add the potatoes, putting them into the top of the casserole.

Cook for a further 20 minutes, covered, or until the potatoes and barley are tender and all the water has been absorbed.

Check the seasoning. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve.

NOTE: In a pinch, can use green onions or add more yellow or white onions instead of using leeks. The taste is a bit different, but just as good.

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Re: Barley Casserole

Postby millipede » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:45 am

mmm that sounds pretty good... :D
I'm glad I have this area for people to post these recipes so I can go back and look at them whenever I want to. :D

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