Breakfast Barley

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The barley gains flavor from orange juice combined with apricots and nuts. A healthy breakfast loaded with complex carbohydrates that tastes great too.

 
  
. Prep
5 min.
Cook
60 min.
Ready In
60 min.
2 servings
Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
 
Metric measurements

Ingredients

1cup orange juice
1cup water
2ounces apricots, dried
1pinch cloves *
1pinch cinnamonVideo *
1/4teaspoon salt optional
4ounces pearl barley
1/2ounces butterVideo or margarine
1ounces mixed nuts chopped, optional
* not incl. in nutrient facts

Directions

Add the water *and* 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.

First published: last updated: 2014-09-22

 
 
 
 
4 stars - based on 2 ratings, best: 5, worst: 0, reviews: 2

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Reviewed: over 2 years ago

Sean made this barley porridge for breakfast two days ago, and it turned out delicious.

It's full of nutrients as well. Barley, dried apricots, nuts and orange juice are all good for you.

We actually cooked it in a Japanese rice-cooker, you can cook it in a slow-cooker or crock-pot as well. Before you go to bed, put everything in your pot, set it to slow motion; let it cook for overnight, and this yummy yet wholesome breakfast will be ready after you get up next morning.

+1

Reviewed: almost 14 years ago

That's really creative! I'll have to try it!

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anonymous

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 325g (11.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 36927% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 404mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 21%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 69%
Calcium 5% Iron 12%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?