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Pearl Barley with Spinach & Pork Mince



6 person(s)


  • 135 g onion, Quartered
  • 20 g olive oil
  • 300 g pork mince
  • 400 g pearl barley
  • 240 g spinach, Roughly Chopped
  • 175 g white wine
  • 2 tbsp vegetable stock, from "Basic Cook Book"
  • 1000 g water
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • handful of Flat Parsley, Finely Chopped
  • 6
    1h 0min
    Preparation 5min
  • 7
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    • Appliance TM 5 image
      Recipe is created for
      TM 5
      Please note that the TM5 mixing bowl has a larger capacity than the TM31 (capacity of 2.2 liters instead of 2.0 liters for TM 31). Recipes for the Thermomix TM5 may not be cooked with a Thermomix TM31 for safety reasons without adjusting the quantities. Risk of scalding by spraying of hot liquids: Do not exceed the maximum filling quantity and observe the filling level markings of the mixing bowl!

Recipe's preparation

    The Method:-
  1. 1.
    Place onion into TM bowl. Chop 5 sec/speed 5
    Scrape Sides
    Add Olive Oil and saute 3 min/120°C/speed 1
    Add pork mince. Mix 10 sec/speed 4
    Then cook 3 min/120°C/speed 1
    Add pearl barley. Saute 1 min/120°C/Counter-clockwise operation/speed 1.5
    Add spinach and white wine. Saute 2 min/varoma/speed 3
    Stir with the spatula, then 3 min/varoma/speed 1.5
    Add the vegetable stock and the water. Mix a little with the spatula, then, placing the simmering basket instead of the Measuring Cup onto the TM bowl lid,
    cook 15 min/100°C/Counter-clockwise operation/speed 1.5
    Stir again with the spatula, then again, place the simmering basket instead of the Measuring Cup onto the TM bowl lid,
    and then cook for a further 15 min/100°C/Counter-clockwise operation/speed 1.5
    Transfer the meal to your ThermoServer.
    Add pepper to taste, and garnish with the parsley.

    Rest your dish:-
    Leave your meal in the ThermoServer for 15-30 minutes before serving, as it will continue to absorb the moisture. (see the pictures above)

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This is like a Pearl Barley Risotto. But do not think it is Gluten-Free. Pearl Barley is NOT!
I love this recipe because I love the texture of Pearl Barley. I love its slightly chewiness.
I'm sure you will too!
Try it, you'll be surprised at how delicious it is!

Optional Tip:-
Instead of the vegetable stock from the "Basic Cookbook", and the water, use 1000g of liquid vegetable stock.

This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand.
Vorwerk Thermomix ® and Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

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  • Glad it worked out for you!...

    Submitted by jennybart on 27. June 2017 - 20:09.

    Glad it worked out for you!
    Yes, I'm a barley lover too!!

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  • I love barley so I loved this dish...

    Submitted by lomby on 26. June 2017 - 14:03.

    I love barley so I loved this dish.
    followed directions and it turned out perfect 👍

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