Janice’s New Orleans-Style Barley

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Hot and Spicy

By Marlena Spieler

Published 1985

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Savoury and hot, this is delicious enough to dispel any nasty childhood memories of boring barley. The first time I prepared it I nibbled and nibbled until I had eaten my share long before my dinner guests arrived. The dish gets its warmth from dried red chillies, and is perfumed with woodsy mushrooms and thyme; it’s a Cajun treatment of an old Eastern European dish. Serve with a simple roast or a satisfying vegetarian dish.