Warm Broccoli and Barley Pilaf

  • Ready Time : 0 min

Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup barley (7 ounces)
  • water
  • kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds broccoli—cut into 1-inch florets, stems peeled and cut into 1/2 -inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced

Directions

In a medium saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the barley and cook over moderately high heat, stirring until fragrant and lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add 3 cups of water and 1 teaspoon of salt and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat until the barley is tender and the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large deep skillet, bring 1/2 inch of water to a boil. Add the broccoli florets, cover and cook just until bright green, about 2 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Wipe out the skillet and melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in the olive oil. Add the broccoli stems and stir-fry over high heat until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Add the shallots, ginger and jalapeño and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add the broccoli florets, season with salt and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Off the heat, stir in the barley and scallion and the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter. Transfer to a bowl and serve warm.

Source: Food and Wine

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

9 + 7 =