Baked barley with mushrooms

    1 hour

    An easy way to bake barley for a delicious side dish to accompany beef, pork, chicken and more. The mushrooms add great earthy flavour, but you could get creative and add other veg instead.


    Buckinghamshire, England, UK
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    Serves: 6 

    • 55g butter
    • 2 onions, chopped
    • 280g mushrooms, sliced
    • 185g pearl barley, rinsed and drained
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 300ml chicken stock

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
    2. Melt the butter in a pan over low heat. Cook the onions, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes. Transfer to a ovenproof dish.
    3. Add the barley, salt, pepper and stock; stir to mix.
    4. Bake, covered, in the preheated oven until the barley is tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 40 minutes.

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