1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp olive oil 1 c pearl barley 3 c FF chicken broth 1/2 tsp salt Freshly ground black pepper Sprinkle of fresh or dried rosemary and thyme
Adjust oven rack to middle position; heat oven to 375*. Saute onion and garlic in olive oil. Spread barley into 1.5 qt baking dish. Add the cooked onion and garlic. Bring broth to a boil, then immediately stir in seasonings and pour liquid over barley. Cover baking dish tightly with doubled layers of foil. Bake barley 1 to 1.25 hours, until tender. Remove dish from oven and uncover. Fluff barley with a dinner fork, and serve.