You will first need to grate your onion, finely chop your parsley and mash the garlic cloves through the press.
In a large bowl, mix the mince meat with the herbs, salt and pepper to taste, rice, barley and one beaten egg.
Form the mixture into walnut sized balls.
In a large pot, warm up the butter and give your youvarlakia a quick browning to keep them firm for cooking.
Add enough water to cover them and bring to the boil.
Yourvarlakia will be ready after 30 minutes in the pot on medium heat