This one time at band camp…Whoops wrong story. I know some of you will understand where that comes from. Let me start over…This one time at Uni, I came across an interesting dish. I was tired of the usual pizza slice and the pasta dishes I could pay less for if I brought it from home, but the dish that I have been inspired by for this recipe, caught my attention. It looked somewhat healthy and the ingredients were all good ones, so it won over the pizza. I had never eaten barley grains, but I was actually positively surprised of how good it was. There were some improvements to be made but I couldn’t complain. You should try it! Even if you doubt that you will like it. You’ll be shocked how good it actually is.
80 g barley grains per person should do
1 large carrot
2 handfuls mushrooms
Juice of one lemon (half and half)
200 grams chicken (I used some leftover rotisserie chicken)
Cook the barley in water according to the instructions on the packet.
Meanwhile, chop the vegetables and sauté them with a few tablespoons olive oil until cooked. Add the chicken(if you are using leftover. If not cook the chicken and then add it once done) and the juice of half a lemon once the vegetables are done. You can also make this a vegetarian dish and omit the chicken.
Drain the barley and add the leftover lemon juice.
Mix in the vegetables and chicken and serve.