Barley & Bean With Fresh Mint (Vegan) 1 Recipe
1 Half a cup Pearled barley
3 Half a cup Vegetable broth or stock
2 cup Fresh cooked or canned white
2 tablespoon Fresh mint chopped or 1 tbs
In a medium sauce pan bring the 3.5 cups of vegetable broth or stock
to a boil. Slowly add the 1.5 cup of pearled barley. Reduce heat to
low and cover. Simmer 35 to 45 mins. or until all of the broth or
stock has been absorbed and the barley is tender.
Rinse the kidney beans in a colander or sieve and allow to drain.
Chop the mint.
Add the beans to the cooked pearled barley and cook on low until
heated, approximately 5 minutes. Remove form the heat. Add the mint
and mix well. Garnish with a few mint sprigs.
Serve hot. Makes 4 side dish servings. Reheats well in a microwave.
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