Barley Stew With Saffron and Chickpeas
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- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 pinch saffron
- 1 cup pearl barley
- 1 (540 ml) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 5 cups chicken broth
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
- salt and pepper
- In a saucepan, soften the onion, bell pepper, and garlic in the oil with the paprika and saffron. Season with salt and pepper.
- Add the barley, chickpeas, and broth and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer gently, stirring frequently, for about 50 minutes or until the broth has been absorbed and the barley is tender.
- Add the tomatoes and peas. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes. Adjust the seasoning.
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Made this delicious stew tonight for dinner and it is wonderfully delicious and hearty. I sent DH to the grocery for me and instead of pearl barley, he came back with regular barley. It was still excellent despite that one change. I'll definitely be making this again -- it is so easy and healthy. Made for ZWT9-N. Africa - Morocco & Tunisia.
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