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Yogurty Tofu Barley Simmer

Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars

"Half stir-fry, half simmer sauce, all delicious. If you are trying to eat healthy and are tired of chicken and rice, give this recipe a try. My wife and I are changing our diets and experimenting with recipes for our new protein choices. This one was tasty and very different from the usual boring tofu fare."
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1 h 15 m servings 379
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Bring the water a boil in a saucepan. Stir barley into the water and return to a boil; reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer until the moisture is completely absorbed, about 45 minutes. Remove from heat, fluff with a fork, and set aside.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat; cook the garlic, about 1/4 of the white part of the green onion, and a pinch of salt in the hot oil until the onion begins to turn glassy, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir the tofu into the onion and garlic; continue cooking and stirring another 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the tofu from the skillet to a bowl and set aside.
  3. Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into the skillet; when the oil is again hot, cook the remaining white part of the green onion in the hot oil with a pinch of sea salt until they are soft and translucent. Stir the yogurt, green onion, oregano, and flour together in a small bowl and add to the skillet along with the cooked barley; mix thoroughly and cook until the mixture begins to bubble. Fold the tofu into the mixture; continue cooking until thoroughly reheated, 1 to 2 minutes. Season with pepper and remove from heat. Sprinkle paprika over the dish to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 379 calories; 16.6 49.6 10.1 11 98 Full nutrition

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Having been a vegetarian for 5 years, I'm pretty well acquainted with tofu. I even substituted vegetable broth for water to add flavor to the barley and this just tastes like...barley...yogurt....

I just made this and I thought it was delicious. The garlic, green onion, and tofu are a winning combo...I have to admit that I changed the spices and used curry powder (about 2 Tbsps.) and a p...

I was hopeful but disappointed. The dish was dry and needed more flavor. It is edible but not really good. If I were to make it another time, I might try some vegetable broth to cook the barley ...