Overnight Barley Porridge
By Eshun Mott
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* PLUS Cooking time: 8 hours
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.
, for topping
- 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)
- 6 g,
- 46 g,
- 4 g,
- 6 g,
- 233 mg.
Originally published in the Today’s Parent January 2014 issue.