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Basic Barley

         100g Barley, (either the pearled, or the non-hulled variety)
         8 cups of water
         Salt and sugar to taste

    Since barley takes a bit of time to cook, you might first want to soak it,
    either overnight, or for about half and hour to one hour in a bowl of
    boiling water.

    Wash the barley before and after you soak it. When you’re ready to cook
    it, you can place it in a saucepan along with the water and put it on a
    medium high heat.

    Add a little bit of salt to taste, and wait for the water to boil. At this point
    you can lower the heat to low and cover the pan if you wish.

    Be warned though that if you close it and go, the minute you leave, the
    water will begin to boil and overflow in a manner reminiscent to Niagara

    Leave it to slow cook for about 20-30 minutes depending on the variety
    of barley you’re cooking. For instance the pearled variety takes less time
    than the non-hulled variety of barley.

    When the water has reduced to about half or just under, you can take it
    off the fire and serve with sugar or sweetener to taste.

Preparation Time: 50 minutes – 1½ hours depending on the barley variety
Serves: makes 3-4 servings
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