• Servings: 6
  • Preparation time: 10 Minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 Minutes
  • Total prep time: ~40 Minutes

Перлотто с песто из крапивыIngredients

  • Pearl barley — 1.5 cups
  • Vegetable oil — 1 tablespoon
  • Onion — 1 piece
  • Chicken broth — 1 liter
  • Nettle pesto — to taste

For the pesto from nettles:

  • Young nettles — 1 bunch
  • Pine nuts — 0.5 cups
  • Green Basil — 4 stem
  • Olive oil — 0.3 grams
  • Lemon juice — 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic — 2 cloves

Method of preparation

  1. Grits soak overnight. In a saucepan with a thick bottom heat the oil, fry the chopped onion until Golden brown, then add the barley, stir, pour in the broth and simmer under a lid until tender.

  2. For the pesto blanch the nettle leaves in boiling water 2 minutes, drain, let the water drain out. Put blindirovannye the green of the nettles in the bowl of a blender and add the remaining ingredients for the pesto (nuts for the sauce slightly browned on a dry pan). Grind until a homogeneous sauce.

  3. Ready mix barley with pesto from nettles and serve as a side dish.