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Barley with Toasted Cumin and Mint

 

Prep time:                5 minutes

Prep notes: 

Cooking time:         60 minutes

Yields:                             6 people

 

Ingredients: 

1 cup barley
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon turmeric>br /> 3/4 teaspoons cumin seeds>br /> 1/2 bunch fresh mint, chopped
1/2 small red onion, chopped
2 tablespoons lemons juice
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

 

Directions: 

  • Wash grains. Bring water to boil.
  • Add barley, salt and turmeric.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 45 minutes or until grains are cooked and water is absorbed.
  • Fluff with a fork and let sit covered for 10 minutes.
  • Toast the cumin seeds in a dry skillet until they turn golden brown and their aroma comes out, about 3 minutes.
  • Transfer grains to a large bowl, add remaining ingredients and mix gently.