Hungarian Browned Egg Barley Recipe - Piritott Tarhonya

Hungarian Browned Egg Barley
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Ratings (8)
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 cups (2 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
158 Calories
6g Fat
21g Carbs
5g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This recipe for Hungarian browned egg barley or piritott tarhonya makes a great side dish similar to rice pilaf. The individual clumps of pasta are browned in hot fat and then cooked in hot broth. The variations are as endless as they are for rice pilaf.

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  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped (or 1 package onion soup mix)
  • 1 cup dry​ ​Hungarian Egg Barley
  • 2 cups hot chicken broth (or water if using soup mix)
  • Optional: 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Steps to Make It

In a medium bowl, saute onion until translucent.

Add egg barley and saute until coated with the hot fat, about 2 minutes.

Stir in hot stock, or water and soup mix, bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover.

Simmer 15-20 minutes or until stock is absorbed and noodles are tender.

Stir in chopped parsley and serve.