How to cook barley porridge with vegetables

cooked porridge on a plate

Barley porridge is not in demand and popularity among the majority of the population, although it is very nourishing, tasty, appetizing, aromatic and healthy. Its dietary properties exceed those of refined rice. With a relatively low calorie content (approximately 90 kilocalories per hundred grams of product), it contains a huge amount of useful fiber.

If you cook the gruel correctly, it will not only be tasty, but also help to lose those extra pounds. There are many recipes for its preparation, but the most delicious is a vegetarian way - with vegetables. This is such a unique dish that you will cook it again and again. You can also cook barley porridge without vegetables.

You will need the following products for cooking:


Water 400 ml
Carrots 1 thing
Sweet Bulgarian pepper 100 grams
Groats of barley 200 grams
Sunflower or olive oil 3 tablespoons
Fine salt 1 teaspoon
Butter 40 grams
Greens to taste

From the specified amount of ingredients you get about five medium portions. Cooking time - 90 minutes. Caloric content of the finished dish will be 115 kcal.


Step by step cooking tasty and healthy dishes with detailed photos:

1) You will need a deep heat-resistant saucepan. Pour the sunflower oil on the bottom of the pot. Then peel the carrot, grate it on a long grater.

bowl of carrots

2) Next, peel and slice the Bulgarian pepper, it should be juicy and sweet. It is advisable to choose a multi-colored, namely: red, yellow and orange. So the finished dish will turn out saturated, colorful and bright.

bowl of pepper

3) The next stage of cooking is very important. You need to choose a quality variety of cereals, it depends not only taste, but also your health. After that, you need to measure the required amount of cereals, rinse under warm running water and lay out on top of the chopped vegetables.

cereal and vegetables in the bowl

4) Fill the ingredients with water or broth, mix and send to high heat. After the water boils, it will be necessary to reduce the heat to a minimum level. Stir periodically. Boil until cooked for about forty or fifty minutes. Then remove from heat, add butter and wrap in a towel for twenty minutes.

all ingredients in water

5) After the barley porridge, cooked with vegetables, infuse and swell, you can serve it to the table.

Follow the step-by-step instructions for cooking, show imagination and creativity, then you will have another culinary masterpiece.

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Important facts

Important facts every hostess should know about barley porridge:

  1. One portion of the finished dish will give a long feeling of satiety, a charge of energy, vigor, strength.
  2. Improves digestion and normalizes intestinal microflora.
  3. It is a dietary and light porridge that helps to cope with the problem of overweight.
  4. Can be used as a useful baby food.
  5. Cleans the body from toxins, harmful substances and slags.
  6. It contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids and nutrients.

Also find out how to cook barley porridge on water according to our method.

Updated: 11.10.2018

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  1. Anna

    Since childhood, I love barley porridge! Often I buy a yachka, which is cooked in bags, very convenient. You can add milk and get a great breakfast.

  2. VikaKlubnika

    Never tried barley porridge! Hostess, tell me where to buy this cereal?

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