1. In a four-quart or four-liter pot, bring three and a half cups of water to a boil.
2. Add the brown rice and barley and cook for 40-50 minutes until soft. Drain if necessary.
3. In a separate pot, sautée the onion and garlic in olive oil.
4. Add to the brown rice and barley.
5. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. If it appears too dry, add one more tablespoon of oil and mix well.