Pearl Barley with Aduki Beans

Categories: Large Intestine Damp Heat, Spleen Damp, Spleen Damp Heat, Spleen Qi Vacuity

Erika Anderson

Pearl Barley/Aduki Beans
To Drain Damp in San Jiao/GallBladder/Liver

Ingredients:
1 Cup Barley Cold Sweet, Sl. Salty SP, ST, UB Drains Damp,Tonifies SP, ST
3 Cups Stock
½ Onion Chopped Neutral Pungent LU, ST, LI Transforms Phlegm and Damp
1 Celery Stalk Neutral Sweet Liver, Stomach Drains Damp transforms phlegm, Clears Heat, Subdues Liver Yang
1 Carrot Chopped Neutral Sweet SP, LV, LU H Drains Damp, Clears Heat, Strengthen SP and H.
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
½ of a 16 Ounce Can of Aduki Beans Neutral Sweet H, SP, SI Drain Damp, Reduces Edema

*Makes 4 Servings

Directions:
1) Heat 1 Tbsp. of Olive Oil in Sauce pan over medium heat add the onions, celery, carrots, and sauté until the onions have become translucent.
2) Add Stock, and Pearl Barley and bring to a boil.
3) Lower heat to a simmer and Cover and cook 1 hour.
4) Add the Aduki Beans and stir.
5) Cover and heat through, for about 5 minutes.
6) Fluff the Barley with a fork and Serve.

Recipe Treats:
Neutral and Sweet, this recipe Tonifies Earth and Drains Damp in the San Jiao/ GB/ Liver. None of the ingredients technically go to the San Jiao and yet all of the ingredients effect the San Jiao.
All of the ingredients Drain Damp. If you have damp in the body the San Jiao system is effected.