Let’s Talk About Barley!

Grains
In BabyStep 5: Grains we give you a long list of grains which can/should be part of your food storage but we really have focused a lot on wheat as it seems to be the most intimidating and the item we are supposed to store the most of. However, we typically encourage people to research and experiment with the other grains until they "figure them out" and find out if their family likes them. Cornmeal or popping corn is one that surprised us with how much we've been able to use it and enjoy it. Barley is one that we are still working on figuring out so we put together this post to help motivate us. What is barley? Barley is a grain with short, stubby kernels and a hull…
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Recipe: Chicken Barley Chili

Barley Recipes, Bean Recipes, Recipes
Chicken Barley Chili Serving Size: 10 (1 cup) servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 (14.5 oz) can Italian diced tomatoes (I used home canned) 1 (16 oz) jar/can Salsa or tomato sauce (use salsa for spicier version) 1 (14.5 oz) chicken broth 1 cup Quaker Quick Barley 3 cups water 1 T. chili powder 1 tsp. cumin 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 (15 oz) can corn, drained 1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces and boiled (can use canned chicken) cheddar cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips (optional) Directions: In a large pot, combine the first 7 ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile boil the chicken in…
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