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RICCILYNN Posts: 2,452
3/28/12 11:37 A

@Dropcone,
Barley is wonderful and well worth giving a try. I like to cook mine in chicken broth/stock with a little chopped onion, celery and garlic. You need to use more liquid than you would for say rice. I think for 1 cup of barley it should be about 2 1/2 cups of liquid. And it needs to cook longer, probably 45 - 60 minutes. But it is definitely worth it! And adding it to soup - YUM!

DROPCONE Posts: 1,540
3/28/12 9:35 A

I agree with RANZEJINI. Pasta isn't bad for you, but it's the amount of pasta & what you're eating with it that can be problematic.

I've been trying to expand my horizons by trying different types of grains, like couscous, quinoa, and different kinds of rice. A friend suggested barley which I have not tried yet. So there are also lots of options besides pasta, although naturally you always have to keep your portions in control!

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3/27/12 1:00 P

Well, it all depends on the amount, and if its made with white flower or whole grain flower. Whole grain is obviously better for you, and you only need half a cup of noodles if I recall correctly...

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3/26/12 7:21 P

Is it really bad for you ? emoticon

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