Having decided to eliminate processed wheat flour from my diet - and enjoying oats and barley but never having really eaten much of them, I am finding many recipes that utilise barley. I have eaten it twice recently - the first time I cooked it in a rice cooker and I didn't put enough water in it - and it boiled a bit "dry" - but it was still OK to eat. The second time I cooked it on the stove top and this time used too much water - with the result that there was quite a bit of liquid still in the pot so I strained the barley and kept the liquid. I sub-consciously thought that perhaps the liquid would have some value - and the internet tells me that it does - I had unknowingly invented "barley" water . Tonight I enjoyed a glass of it after the evening meal - I now feel quite satiated
And i have found these health benefits for barley water ( plus of course the barley itself which we used in a low fat Indian Curry )
What do your think??