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How to cook barley?

Vladimir Doneshko
Vladimir Doneshko
July 16, 2012
How to cook barley?

In our hasty time, rarely anyone decides to cook a real and tasty cereal porridge. However, if we compare the usefulness for our body of instant porridge and porridge made from natural cereals, not flavored with any chemical additives, the balance may still be inclined in favor of the latter. After reading this article, you will learn how to cook barley on water, and make sure that this is not such a complicated process.

Pearl barley, like any other, must be soaked before cooking. Pearl barley is better to hold in the water for 3-4 hours, you can and longer. Before this, it is advisable to wash the barley several times with cold water. So if you are going to cook barley porridge in the evening, take 2 glasses of pearl barley and soak them in the morning.

Now actually about cooking. Boil water, 5-6 glasses and put cereal in it. Wait until the water boils, and cook the cereal for 5 minutes on high heat. After this, fold the cereal into a colander.While the cereal cools down, boil water in a volume of 3.5 cups, pour in 1 teaspoon of salt. Pour cooled cereal into boiling water, add 1 tablespoon of butter there and cook over low heat until thick, it will take about 15-20 minutes. After that, find an old blanket or blanket and wrap a pan with barley for 1.5 hours, so that it is laid up. There will be time to do household chores!

When the porridge is ready, add 1-2 tablespoons of butter to it and serve on the table either as a separate dish or as a side dish to any meat dish. Now you diversify your table, and you will be able to bring undeniable benefits to your body, enjoying the unmistakable taste of real porridge.


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