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    Creamy Barley With Peas and Chives

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    55 mins

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    50 mins

    Shuzbud's Note:

    This is a delicious meal that is very similar to a risotto. It is particularly good in the summer when fresh ingredients are readily available. It's an old recipe that I've tweaked as I've made it. For a non-alcoholic version, simply use 4 1/2 cups (2 pints, 1.2 litres) of stock. Serves 3-4 as a main meal, more if used as a side dish.

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    1. 1
      Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet, then add the onion and cook gently for 3-4 minutes.
    2. 2
      Stir in the pearl barley and continue to cook, stirring, for a few minutes.
    3. 3
      Pour in the wine and simmer until it is absorbed.
    4. 4
      Pour in the stock a quarter at a time and simmer until the stock is absorbed before adding more. It should take 45 minutes or so for all the stock to be absorbed.
    5. 5
      10 minutes before finishing cooking, stir in the peas. Continue to simmer until nearly all the liquid is absorbed.
    6. 6
      Turn off the heat, stir in the cream cheese and most of the chives.
    7. 7
      Season with salt and pepper to your taste and serve with the remaining chives scattered over the top.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 29, 2011


      Went perfectly with a robust flavoured chicken dish I made. Made for Everyday Holiday Tag game. :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Creamy Barley With Peas and Chives

    Serving Size: 1 (412 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 601.0
    Calories from Fat 163
    Total Fat 18.1 g
    Saturated Fat 6.7 g
    Cholesterol 37.6 mg
    Sodium 690.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 81.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 15.0 g
    Sugars 13.1 g
    Protein 23.2 g

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