Quick Easy Healthy I loved this! I love barley and didn't know what to use it in other than soup so I'm glad I found this. I subbed in chickpeas for the beans and then added fresh tomatoes in at the end and it was great.
Fantastic! I was soooo pleasantly surprised with this recipe! Last time I had Black-eyed Peas in another recipe I wasn't particularly impressed (of course it could have been the ham cubes too they were too dry but I digress). I thought I would give this recipe a shot anyway and I'm glad I did! My in-laws loved it and so did my 9 yr old nephew.:) Now to get my husband to taste it when he gets off of work... I will DEFINITELY make this recipe again it was so easy! Pros: healthy hearty easy quick meatless Cons: none
I used brown rice instead of barley so the broth needed was per the brown rice instructions. I doubled the amount of thyme lemon juice and red pepper flakes and used only one can of rinsed black beans. Another keeper.
Easy to Prepare This dish is extremely easy to prepare and quite filling. I served it with an additional side of vegetables. I am on a vegan fast for Lent and this fit the bill. I did find that the dish did not have a lot of flavor so I sprinkled some Mrs. Dash on at the table. This did the trick. Pros: Quick and Easy Cons: Not Very Flavorable
SO DELICIOUS! My boyfriend and I are not vegans so I added shrimp and chicken on top. It was delicious! I also could not find quick cooking barley...believe it or not. So I used pearl couscous.Came out perfect...definitely will make again. Pros: You have most ingredients on hand Cons: None
Delicious We are moving away from the traditional American diet so knew that we would need to add more seasonings. A bit of creole seasoning did the trick. Others may not need the extra seasoning. Very delicious and easy. I think we'll try it with shrimp next time!
Barley Hoppin' John I was pleasantly surprised with this recipe! I thought that it wouldn't have enough flavor but the seasonings were perfect. The lemon juice is a must-have. I couldn't find quick-cooking barley so I used regular and added a little bit more broth and cooked it for longer and it turned out great. My toddler licked his plate and had 3 servings and my husband had 2 servings and said he really liked it. Will definitely make it again!