Melted butter can be replaced with a mixture of butter and vegetable oil.
2 cups of pearl barley
5 cups of drinking water
2 tablespoons melted butter
0.5 tsp. salt
Step by step recipe
Take a wide saucepan with a thick bottom, put on a low heat and heat. Pour in the pearl millet and fry, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.
Add the oil, salt, stir thoroughly, and stir-fry without stopping to stir for another 5 minutes.
At the same time, bring the drinking water to a boil. After a total of 10 minutes of frying, pour the boiling water into the pot with the pearl millet, increase the heat to maximum, and bring back to a boil.
Cover the pot with a lid, reduce the heat to low. Cook without opening the lid for 25 minutes.
Remove the pot from the heat, wrap in plaid and let it stand, 15-20 minutes.