This bowl of barley proves to be so filling and akin to a heater in your stomach (perhaps a little odd to envision. Don't, actually.) Still, it's naturally sweet, but some extra sweetness does no one any harm, along with some fruit of the quickly-fleeing season. Enjoy. —C Kwok
What You'll Need
pearl barley grains
dried rose petals ; optional
Rinse barley and bring to a boil in a pot with milk, salt and water.
Reduce the heat to a simmer / low and let it cook for 20-25 mins. No peeking!
Top with chopped dates, chopped pistachio, pomegranate arils and other desired toppings. Enjoy.