Sunday, December 13, 2009
Harissa,the spicy Moroccan pepper sauce, works wonders in this revitalizing soup ,with just the right amount of spice and heat.The wholesome barley, brown lentils and mushrooms ,all healing foods,makes the stew a complete meal.
Barley is a high fiber grains,which means perfect for intestinal health.Its dietary fiber also helps in lowering cholesterol,fighting diabetes and protecting against some kind of cancers.Rich in selenium eating barley can enhance the immunity. learn more ways to include barley in your diet.
Recipe Barley Brown Lentil Mushroom Stew with Harissa
1/2 cup pearl Barley
1/2 cup brown lentils
2 cups mushrooms,chopped
1 large onion,finely chopped
1 plum tomato,finely chopped
1 teaspoon fresh ginger,finely grated
2 cloves garlic,finely grated
2 tablespoon Harissa
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil or canola oil
Rinse the lentils and barley in cold water.
Heat the oil on medium heat in a large pot or skillet. Add the onions ,saute for 2 minutes until translucent, then add the garlic,ginger,tomatoes and harissa.Add the lentils and barley,saute for 3-4 minutes,then add 3 cups of water.Cover and simmer for 25 minutes,then add the chopped mushrooms and simmer another 15-20 minutes on low heat until lentils and barley are tender.Serve warm with some fried onions.
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