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Braised Pearl Barley With Basil Pesto Recipe
by Global Cookbook

Braised Pearl Barley With Basil Pesto
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  Servings: 1


  • 1 c. Pearl barley
  • 1 lrg Yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 med Bay leaf
  • 3 1/2 c. Chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly grnd black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. Basil pesto
  • 10 x Cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 1/2 c. Lightly packed fresh basil leaves, washed and dry
  • 2/3 c. Roasted pine nuts
  • 1/2 c. Freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 c. Freshly grated romano cheese
  • 1 x Vitamin c pill, optional
  • 1 x 1 1/4 c. extra-virgin extra virgin olive oil Salt, to taste Freshly grnd black pepper, to taste


  1. How to Prepare:Place the barley in a fine sieve and wash under cool running water till the water runs clear, about 5 min. Drain.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, combine the barley, onion, bay leaf, chicken stock, salt and pepper.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 30 min.
  4. Remove from the heat and allow to stand for 5 min uncovered.
  5. Mix in 2 Tbsp. of the Basil Pesto and mix well, fluffing with a fork.
  6. (Basil Pesto Procedure)
  7. In a blender combine the garlic, basil, pine nuts, cheeses, and vitamin C pill (if using).
  8. Blend on high for 1 minute, then slowly add in the oil in a steady stream so which the mix binds together. Add in salt and pepper to taste.