Curried barley pilaf

Curried barley pilaf


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About this recipe: This is a delicious and savoury curried barley dish. It is fabulous as a main course, or as a side dish with fish or chicken breast. It is quite simple to make and sure to impress!

Tracy X

Serves: 6 

  • 60g butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 300g pearl barley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 900ml chicken stock
  • 4 tablespoons flaked almonds
  • 4 tablespoons sultanas or raisins (optional)

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Melt butter in a large frying pan placed over medium-high heat. Add the onion and barley; cook, stirring frequently, until the onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Stir in the allspice, turmeric, curry powder, salt and black pepper. Pour in the chicken stock, and bring to a simmer.
  2. Cover pan with lid, and reduce heat to low; simmer until the barley is tender, about 30 to 40 minutes. Fluff the pilaf with a fork, and gently stir in the almonds and sultanas.

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- Rated on - 30 Mar 2015


An average dish - 07 Aug 2013

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