Black Beans and Barley

READY IN: 40mins
PaulaG
Recipe by chia

got a similar recipe in my email, it reads : "Quick-cooking barley replaces rice in this classic Caribbean combo. Barley is rich in soluble fiber and makes a good whole-grain choice because it is digested slowly, leaving you feeling satisfied longer." as a barley lover i had to try it, and add my own ingredients.i used fresh grown peppers ,tomatoes,and a handful of fresh oregano and basil. enjoy!

Top Review by sugarpea

Love barley but I haven't run across the quick-cooking type yet so I just adjusted accordingly and thoroughly enjoyed it combined with black beans. Easy, easy, easy.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is barely tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add cumin and cook for 30 seconds more.
  4. Add broth, barley and oregano, increase heat and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the barley is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.
  6. Gently stir in beans and tomatoes and heat through.
  7. season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Sprinkle with cilantro or basil (if using) just before serving.

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