Mugi Meshi (Barley Rice), Again/再び麦飯

Japanese Food
My son wanted to have more barley in his mugi meshi. (He even suggested cooking barley only, with no rice.) So, today, I made mugi meshi at a rice to barley ratio of 1 to 2.

Even my son didn’t like this ratio.

A rice to barley ratio of 2:1 is quite common in Japan, as I mentioned previously. In jails in Japan, mugi meshi cooked at a ratio of 7:3 is a staple. You can see some nice scenes of eating in a jail in the movie, Doing Time (Japanese only).

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