The nutty flavor of the rice and the chewy texture of the barley complement each other well in this side dish from Chashie K. Dried cranberries add just the right amount of color and flavor. To achieve different textures, experiment with different types of rice, like long grain, short round rice, etc.
Brown Rice and Barley Medley
- Cooking and Prep: 1 h
- Serves: 6
Prepare Rice and Barley Medley
In a four-quart or four-liter pot, bring three and a half cups of water to a boil.
Add the brown rice and barley and cook for 40-50 minutes until soft. Drain if necessary.
In a separate pot, sautée the onion and garlic in olive oil.
Add to the brown rice and barley.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. If it appears too dry, add one more tablespoon of oil and mix well.
If you cut the dried cranberries in half before adding, you can use just 1/3 cup with the same delicious flavor.
Photography: Daniel Lailah.
Styling: Michal Leibowitz.