Habia is a delicious Middle Eastern grain, similar to barley, that is versatile and has a chewy texture and slightly nutty flavor. This recipe flavors the habia with pantry staples - salt, turmeric, and onion. So tasty!
- 1 cup habia
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tbsp turmeric
- 2 cups water/broth*
- 1 medium onion, diced
Heat a pot on medium heat. Place olive oil in pot and warm until the olive oil starts to glisten.
Add onions to pot and cook until translucent.
Add water/broth to the same pot. Mix in turmeric and salt into pot and stir until combined.
Add habia to pot and stir until combined. Increase heat to high, and allow liquid to come to a boil.
Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer and cover to cook for about 20 minutes.
The habia is done once the liquid is absorbed. The habia grain should be tender but not mushy.
Adjust salt to taste if needed and then enjoy!
Three Teas Tips:
*Using broth (any variety works) provides a little richer flavor to the habia. However, it is still delicious if you use just water instead.