Creamy Barley With Peas and Chives

Creamy Barley With Peas and Chives created by Lori Mama

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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  • Heat the oil in a non-stick skillet, then add the onion and cook gently for 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir in the pearl barley and continue to cook, stirring, for a few minutes.
  • Pour in the wine and simmer until it is absorbed.
  • 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.
  • 10 minutes before finishing cooking, stir in the peas. Continue to simmer until nearly all the liquid is absorbed.
  • Turn off the heat, stir in the cream cheese and most of the chives.
  • Season with salt and pepper to your taste and serve with the remaining chives scattered over the top.
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"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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    Went perfectly with a robust flavoured chicken dish I made. Made for Everyday Holiday Tag game. :)
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    Creamy Barley With Peas and Chives Created by Shuzbud
  4. Shuzbud
    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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