Barley is a nutritious grain that’s full of fiber and pairs well with a lot of proteins and veg. Trader Joe’s has barley that only takes 10-15 min. to cook. I used it to make a quick and elegant dinner.
The shrimp and leeks add a bit of color and subtle flavors.
The bigger flavors comes from melted aged white cheddar chunks and tangy, briny bits of Kalamata olives.
1 package quick cook barley
1 leek chunk, sliced
1 handful Kalamata olives, sliced
Aged white cheddar to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Paprika to taste
Bring water to a boil and cook the barley.
While the barley is cooking, saute the leeks and shrimp.
Drain the cooked barley, and mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a large pan. It’s ready to serve when the cheese melts and is mixed in.