Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Favorite Things #3

I just discovered a new favorite thing: Pearled Barley.

I had only had it before in soups and stews... but it is really good on its own! I am, admittedly, a carb girl- give me pasta, bread, and rice! I was raised having (and am continuing the tradition of having :) pasta or rice at almost every meal... but sometimes I want something different- that's why barley is great! It is almost like brown rice, but creamier- like pasta. I made it last night with chicken stock instead of water, and folded in basil, parsley, and thyme at the end.

I also cut up some carrots, mixed with olive oil and rosemary, and roasted them in the oven- the sugar extracted from the carrots glazed them with a sweet coating- they were delicious!

1 comment:

Ae said...

Barley is a favorite of mine too, although I don't spend much time expirimenting with it, as I'm sure you do. It's in "Lotmousee" - the meal I make with potatoes, smoked sausage, and spinach. I think I made it for you a few times; it's one of my favorites. Good luck in your search for other "Favorites."