Barley with Walnuts and Bacon
Food and Wine Magazine, p. 44
We made this dish because, frankly, we had all of the ingredients in the house and needed dinner! It's a solid, flavorful and filling dish -- more of a "peasant" dish than something gourmet that I'd serve to friends.
Also, it's quite easy to make with only 9 ingredients. As noted in the recipe (see link above), this is a very hearty grain dish which can stand alone or be an accompaniment to a dish like roast chicken.
Ingredients: pearled barley, bacon, onion, carrot, celery, garlic, chicken broth, toasted walnuts, extra-virgin olive oil
- Added thyme and red pepper as well as some salt
- Next time, we'll try farro instead of barley