|1||ounces||mixed nuts||chopped, optional|
Add the water an orange juice into a saucepan.
Cut the apricots into small pieces and add to the saucepan along with a pinch of ground cloves, cinnamon and salt.
Bring to the boil over medium heat and add the barley.
Cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 1 hour until the barley is tender and cooked to your liking.
Check and stir occasionally adding more orange juice as needed.
The liquid will be completely absorbed.
Stir in margarine (or butter) and the mixed nuts.
Serve hot as is or add a splash of soy milk as desired.
Put the orange juice and water into a pan.
Add the paricots cut into small pieces and the spice. Bring to a boil & add the barley.
Cover and simmer for about 1 hour, until the barley is tender.
Add more orange juice if necessary. The liquid should be absorbed when the barley is ready.
Stir in the margarine and the nuts if using. Serve hot either as is or with a splash of soy milk.
First published: 1996-01-27 last updated: 2014-03-12
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