Pearl Barley Dish

Pearl barley is a very common dietary food, as it is rich of fibers and antioxidants. Additionally, it prevents the formation of cholesterol. Therefore, together with other ingredients this dish makes a perfect dietary supplement.

Pearl barley

Ingredients:

- 100 gr pearl barley

- 1 onion

- 2 pc. garlic

- 1 red bell pepper

- 150 gr champignon

- 1 medium-sized eggplant

- Some olive oil

- Spice mix

Preparation:

Rinse pearl barley in a sieve (this prevents foaming), put it in a pot, add plenty of water and cook it on a medium heat for about 40 minutes (or follow the instructions on the package). While the grains are cooking, chop bell pepper and onion in small squared pieces, chop garlic and place all on a preheated pan together with some olive oil. Cut champignon and eggplant in smaller pieces. When onion on the pan becomes transparent, add the rest of the vegetables, seasoning and fry until ready. About the spice mix I usually use – this is Trocomare from A.Vogel.

sea salt

This is an ecologic mix of sea salt with herbs, and it can be found in almost any Danish shop eco-food department. Personally, I like it, as I don’t use much salt, and it is a perfect seasoning for almost anything. If you prefer to mix spices yourself, I would suggest salt, pepper, some bell pepper and basil for this dish.

When pearl barley is ready, remove the remaining water and mix with vegetables. This dish can also be served as garnish for almost any meat recipe. Enjoy!

Lea Rozena

Food Journalist

Having two major passions in life, healthy products and Japan – I am happy to share my experiences with you putting the two in one: cooking Japanese style. For me, it is very important that a product has natural flavour and colour, no preservatives or excessive amount of fat. I always prefer to make my food from scratch- making my own dough, batter, filling or cake decoration. And Japan… Japan is the land of my dreams, where a fairy tale becomes reality. The combination of traditions and highly modern metropolitan life encourages you to explore it more and more. Japanese cuisine is rich with fish, vegetables and rice, making it one of the healthiest. Therefore, I will introduce to you some of the most basic Japanese recipes, along with the ones I have adjusted to European lifestyle. Happy reading and happy cooking!

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