Slow Cooker Barley
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For me, I hate boiling barley! I hate to spend time waiting for my barley to get boiled to soft and ready to serve. So, most likely I've thought of using slow cooker to make barley drink. I will leave the barley to boil over low heat in the slow cooker at night. Wow, the next morning I can have a cup of nice hot barley drink. I ate the barley as well! It is so soft that even a toddler can have it. It is absolutely the best drink ever early in the morning; instead of taking tea or coffee!
3 litre boiling water
200gm barley, washed to clean
sugar to taste
- using a 5 litre slow cooker.
- pour in the boiling water and add in the barley.
- switch to low heat and let it boil till the next morning.
- off the switch, add in sugar to your taste and serve.
- the leftover can leave cool for a nice cool afternoon drink by adding in some ice cubes and lemon slice.
This is the nice cool barley drink of mine !