Monday, October 28, 2013

Stir-Fried Barley With Snow Peas

Barley, to me, is a very exciting ingredient to work with. Besides boiling it for the water, I use it in stir-fries and to make desserts. I'll share some of the ways I enjoy barley as we go along. For now, feast your eyes on this.

Stir-Fried Barley with Snow Peas

This stir-fry came about because I had boiled way too much barley the other day, an overzealous attempt to clear the grains before the expiry date! I'm trying to stay on the "dont-waste-food" track.

My earlier plan of fried rice for dinner was shelved. Boo hoo but on a brighter note, this was an equally yummy change ~ fried barley < -- if it can be called this.

This mild savoury mix with a tangy lemon scent is good as main or as a side. Feel free to double or triple the ingredients as this is a very small portion.

Ingredients :
- 1 clove garlic (chopped)
- ¼ red chili (chopped)
- 8 pcs snow peas
- cup cooked barley
- 1 to 2 tsp olive oil
- Salt to taste
- Pinch of black pepper
- A grating of lemon zest

1) Heat olive oil in small pan.
2) Saute garlic until lightly browned.
3) Add snow peas and chili. Stir until almost cooked.
4) Then, add the barley. Stir-fry and season with salt and black pepper (to taste).
5) Mix well and until peas are cooked. Serve garnished with a grating of lemon zest.

I don't know if it's weird that I snack on this for tea too. 

1) The Ingredients
2) Stir-fry
3) Add cooked barley and season!
Olive Oil Stir-Fried Barley with Snow Peas


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  1. Haven't tried barley this way, Sharon. But your dish looks so good...I would love to snack on that during teatime too!! Lovely photos...I'm inspired by them.
    Have a great week!

    1. Thank you ~ you have a great week too! x ^.^

  2. Yum! I often have to use stuff up quick too - it's when we are at our most inventive ;-)

    1. You're right .lol..stuff expiring gives us a good creative push! ^.^

  3. Thanks for another great recipe

  4. Hi Sharon,

    I didn't know I can use barley in stir fries :p This is actually a delicious discovery!


    1. Thanks, Zoe ~ I've gone down to stir-frying barley like how we do tom yum fried rice. Equally yummy! ^.^

  5. I would really like to try this! The dish looks very elegant based on the picture on this blog. I will give the recipe to my wife so that she can cook this for me.

    Easy Stir Fry

    1. Thank you, Jason. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did :)


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