Barley: how and how much to cook? - video recipes at home
Many people underestimate the pearl barley, considering it tasteless. This is obtained only if improperly cooked. To this croup turned crumbly and delicious, it should be cooked for a long time - from one to two hours, and sometimes even more. It all depends on the quality of cereals and method of preparation. readiness is determined by the form and consistency of barley - barley ready to get soft, swollen, seed to seed.
To reduce the cooking barley, you must pre-soak it in water. Start Rinse the rump to the maximum transparency of the water. Fill it with water in the proportion on a glass barley - one liter of water. soaking time is 10-12 hours. However, it is possible and reduced to 3-4 hours.
Barley get much tastier if to soak it in milk whey or curdled. If you cook it for diet food, cook grits only on water.
How to cook barley after steeping
Boil barley variety of ways. The most common - cooking in a pan. To this swollen cereal rinse and fill it with water at the rate of 2 L of liquid on to a glass barley. An important caveat - water should be cold, even icy. Bring to the boil and rump boil over medium heat for 45-60 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, wrap it well with a warm blanket or towel and leave in a form for half an hour. During this time, croup upreet well and will be more tender. Do not forget to take into account that the amount of barley during cooking increases about 5-6 times. That is why the cook barley in a large saucepan. Butter and salt, add at the end of cooking.
How to cook dry barley
You can cook pearl barley and without pre-soaking. To do this, wash thoroughly with pearl barley, pour the water at the rate of 4 cups of liquid per cup of cereal, place over high heat and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to low and simmer for cereals under the lid closed for two hours. Periodically check the barley to all the water is boiled away. Ready to give the rump then covered, for an hour.
There is another way of cooking barley. Bring to boiling grits as in the previous method, and then put it be done to a turn in a water bath. In this case, cover the pan with a barley to be kept closed.
Loose pearl barley becomes a great side dish for fish or meat. In addition, it is possible to use in salads and appetizers, as well as in soups - mushroom, fish, meat. The most popular soup with pearl barley is a pickle. However, we must remember that it is not necessary to add soup pearl barley in its raw form - the dish may become unappetizing bluish. It is better to pre-cook it until soft and add to the soup in the middle of cooking. It is recommended to drink barley hot. In this case, it is not only delicious, but also more beneficial for the body. Nutritionists argue that ostyvshaya barley brings less profit and less absorbed by the body.