Overnight Barley Porridge

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PREP TIME

5 min

Makes

6 Adult Servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 8 hours
Overnight Barley Porridge

Recipe by Eshun Mott, Photo by Maya Visnyea

Oatmeal isn't the only grain that makes for great porridge. Barley is a slightly chewy and nutty-tasting option, chock full of fibre.


Ingredients

  • 1 tsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup pearl barley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp turbinado sugar
  • thawed berries , for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 225F. Coat the inside of a shallow 2-litre ovenproof dish with about 1 tsp unsalted butter. Add 2 cups milk, 2 cups water, 1 cup pearl barley, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 cinnamon stick and 1/2 tsp ground ginger. Dot top of mixture with about 2 tsp unsalted butter cut into pieces. Cover with foil, place in the oven. Cook overnight (around 8 hrs).
  • Place 3 cups mixed frozen berries in a bowl and let thaw in the fridge overnight.
  • Remove porridge from oven, discard cinnamon stick and turn broiler to high. Sprinkle porridge with 2 tbsp turbinado sugar and broil for 1 to 2 min or until bubbly and golden. Top with thawed berries.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 239,
  • Protein
  • 6 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46 g,
  • Fat
  • 4 g,
  • Fibre
  • 6 g,
  • Sodium
  • 233 mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent January 2014 issue.