Since I’ve been trying to eat more healthy I’ve also been trying to discover alternatives to my beloved pasta. I love couscous and I’m using really often.
Nutrition facts (from wikipedia)
|Total fat 0.25 g||0%|
|Saturated fat 0.05 g||0%|
|Trans fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 8 mg||0%|
|Potassium 91 mg||3%|
|Total carbohydrate 36 g||12%|
|Dietary fiber 2 g||1%|
|Sugars 0 g|
|Protein 6 g|
|Vitamin A||0%||Vitamin C||0%|
Plus it cooks really fast.
Then there’s quinoa, which is quite popular at the moment. I’ve recently discovered Pearl Barley – Barley is actually used in the production of some beers.
|Per 100g||Per serving||% based on GDA for adult|
The only cons is that it takes around 50m to cook! So perfect for weekend-cooking. I’ve added 100g of pear barley + 550ml of water and half a lemon. It was really delicious. I’ve added grilled turkey with lime & herbs and I have to say I felt perfect. Actually pearl Barley is quite commonly used to prepare risotto’s, what about that?
Pearl Barley Rissotto (for the recipe visit the Hearty Food blog)