So while it is not a true veggie but a grain, New Veggie #29 is Barley. I can honestly say that I have never before tried Barley, in any form except brewed :) !!
|Mushroom & Barley Stew|
Prep Time: 20-30 min
- 1/3 cup barley, cooked according to package instructions
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1 medium/large Red onion, diced
- 6-8 Mushrooms, sliced
- 2 Field Roast Vegan Sausage Links, sliced/crumbled
- 1 tbsp Garlic
- Salt, and pepper, to taste
- 2-5 fresh basil leaves, finely diced
Line a skillet with vegetable broth and add garlic and onions. Cook until tender. Meanwhile dice mushrooms and add to the skillet as well. Once mushrooms reduce mix in vegan sausage and mix well. Then add barley, toss well, and top off with barley and freshly diced basil leaves. When done, the dish should be the consistency of a thick soup or stew.
My Assessment: For having tried barley for the first time, I really really liked it. It gave the stew a hearty flavor - and the nuttiness of the barley made it chewy enough that I didn't even feel the need for bread with it. Overall, a good recipe and a great grain ... !!