–Garlic –Mushrooms –Butter –Pearled barley
–Vegetable broth – Dried thyme – Black pepper – Fresh parsley
Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Add butter, minced garlic, and sliced mushrooms to a pot. Sauté over medium heat until the mushrooms have softened.
Add pearled barley, dried thyme, a little freshly cracked black pepper, and vegetable broth to the pot. Stir briefly to combine.
Place a lid on the pot and transfer it to the oven. Bake the barley in the 350ºF oven for one hour.
After baking it will look like this–the mushrooms will have risen to the top, fully covering the barley.
Give the barley a good stir. Taste the barley and add salt or pepper if desired.
Top with chopped parsley just before serving.