Best Barley Egg Rolls
This recipe is an interesting take on egg rolls that add belly filling barley along with delicious Asian flavor.
fresh and grated
scallions, spring or green onions
sweet red bell peppers
egg roll wrappers
In a saucepan bring 4 cups water and ½ teaspoon salt to boiling. Add barley; reduce heat, cover and simmer 45 minutes until barley is tender and water is absorbed.
In skillet cook ginger in oil one minute. Add scallions and red pepper. Cook, stirring until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add shredded bok choy; cook one minute until wilted.
Remove from heat. Stir in rice vinegar, 1 teaspoon salt and barley.
For each roll:
Brush egg roll wrapper with 1 teaspoon water. Place scant ½ cup barley mixture horizontally across center of wrapper, leaving 2 inch border on all sides.
Fold corner tightly over fillings, then overlap right and left corners. Roll up tightly to enclose filling. Repeat with remaining barley mixture and wrappers.
In deep skillet heat 1 inch oil to 375℉ (190℃). Fry rolls in batches until golden and crisp, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Serve with soy sauce, if desired.