When it comes to pearl barley recipes, pudding may not be the first thing that springs to mind. But simmered with coconut milk, rosewater and berries, this humble grain is transformed into a comforting yet exotic pudding, with a zingy fruit flavour and a creamy texture.
For a taste of Persian cuisine, why not try this recipe below for the traditional Turkish dessert, Asure? You’ll need to plan ahead a little to pre-soak the beans, but it’s well worth the effort!
In some parts of Italy orzo, or barley, is used in place of Arborio rice to make a risotto-style dish. Barley is naturally low in fat and makes for a satisfying and tasty meal when combined with earthy mushroom flavours.
Barley is considered to be an excellent ingredient for providing soluble fibre, which helps to reduce cholesterol in the blood. It is also rich in niacin and iron.