- 1 cup dry, pearled barley - cooked per box instructions (you will have leftovers to save)
- 1TBSP olive oil
- 1/2 cup frozen diced onion/celery/bellpepper mix
- Spices to taste (dash each dry rosemary, celery seed, thyme)
- 1/8 tsp minced garlic
- 1 cup frozen veggies ( I used broccoli, carrots, peas, and green beans)
I started by cooking the barley per box instructions. Mine said: Boil 2 cups water to a boil, add the 1 cup dry barley. Simmer 12 minutes covered, then let it sit 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Leave covered & Set aside.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Saute the onions, garlic, and spices. When the onions start to tender, toss in the frozen veggies and 1/4 of water.
Cover and steam. Stir occasionally until all veggies are tender and the water is cooked out.
Add in 1/3 cup of barley (1 serving which = 5g protein) and stir until water is all cooked out.
And it was YUMMY!!!
ETA: Day 2 - I changed the spices I used to A original Mrs. Dash and garlic and it was still great and a little spicy!!