Barley Stew with Saffron
Barley Stew with Saffron
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Barley Stew with Saffron

15 MIN
1 H
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  1. In a saucepan, soften the onion, bell pepper, and garlic in the oil with the paprika and saffron. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the barley, chickpeas, and broth and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer gently, stirring frequently, for about 50 minutes or until the broth has been absorbed and the barley is tender.
  3. Add the tomatoes and peas. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, for 3 to 4 minutes. Adjust the seasoning.


If desired, serve the barley stew with pan-fried or steamed salmon steaks, grilled scallops or grilled skinless chicken breast. Shrimp goes very well with this dish but are less advised for people who have high cholesterol.


  1. Delicious but may need an extra teaspoon of smoked paprika. I would suggest that it serves more than 4, perhaps 8. No complaints there!

  2. I was about to go into the kitchen to start making this but I noticed in step 3 the mention of shrimp which is not in the ingredient list. If adding shrimp should they be pre-cooked?

  3. A creative vegetarian dinner that is quick and easy to make. We added extra veggies to the mix.

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