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Barley porridge | Naturally sweetened, made in a pressure cooker
This naturally sweetened barley porridge is a great breakfast to start the day! Healthy and yummy!
Barley porridge
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
Barley porridge
Instructions
  1. Rinse barley in 2-3 changes of water until the water runs clear. Drain and transfer the barley to a pressure cooker. Add 4 cups water. Throw in the pitted dates. Pressure cook for 20-30 minutes or until the barley is cooked soft. The cooked barley is soft and gummy. Switch off the stove.
  2. Open the pressure cooker once the pressure subsides fully. Allow the cooked barley to cool down for 10 minutes. Use a large spoon to transfer about half of the barley to a blender. Make sure to scoop the cooked dates into the blender too. Blend to a coarse porridge consistency. Transfer back to the pressure cooker. Pour in milk and a pinch of salt and stir everything well. Switch on the stove and stir frequently until the porridge is your desired consistency. You can choose to blend all of the cooked barley if you desire a smooth porridge. If you want more texture, you can blend up just a portion of it like I did. Taste the porridge for sweetness. If you want it a bit more sweet, add brown sugar one spoon at a time. Taste and adjust as per taste. When the porridge is your desired consistency and sweetness, switch off. Note that the porridge will thicken as it sits. So you may want to switch off a little before where you want to be.
  3. To serve, scoop porridge into bowls, Top with toasted, slivered almonds, sliced cherries and sliced bananas. The toppings really take the porridge to another level. Don’t skip the toppings. You can try several other options – toasted cashews, chopped dates, chopped fruit, a drizzle of honey, anything you fancy! Enjoy!
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