Wendy’s Curried Barley and Eggplant
By Jill Nussinow, MS, RD
This recipe came together right in front of one of my McDougall cooking classes for Wendy who encouraged me in the process. We made a few adjustments to the recipe afterward but it turned out pretty tasty for an experiment. This recipe comes together quickly in a pressure cooker.
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 25 min
1 Heat the pressure cooker to medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and saute for 2 minutes, adding a bit of broth if the vegetables stick. Add the curry powder and peppers and cook another 2 minutes. Add the eggplant, potato, apple (or apricot), barley and stock and lock the lid on the pressure cooker. Bring to high pressure over high heat for 18 minutes.
2 Let the pressure come down naturally. Remove the lid, tilting it away from you. Stir in salt to taste, squash and tomato. Cook for 1-2 minutes on medium heat. Serve hot, garnished with cilantro, if desired.