Cooking Barley

Barley is a versatile whole grain that is high in fiber and antioxidants. Use it in soups, salads, or as a hot breakfast cereal.

Cooking Barley

Barley has a slightly chewy texture and nutty flavor, similar to brown rice. Barley is very versatile and can be added to a variety of dishes.
Print Recipe
CourseSide Dish
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour
Calories704kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Pearl barley
  • 3 cups Water
  • Salt optional

Instructions

  • Wash hands with soap and water
  • Combine the barley and water in a medium saucepan or stock pot.Add salt, if desired.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and simmer until the grain is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, 40-50 minutes. Add more water if the pan becomes dry and the barley is still crunchy.
  • Turn off heat and allow to sit 5-10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and enjoy!

Notes

Healthy Tip: Add to soups and salads, or top with a splash of skim milk, nuts,
and some honey for a chewy alternative to oatmeal.
Nutrition Facts
Cooking Barley
Amount per 1 Serving
Calories
704
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
2
g
3
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
53
mg
2
%
Carbohydrates
 
155
g
52
%
Fiber
 
31
g
129
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
20
g
40
%
Calcium
 
79
mg
8
%
Iron
 
5
mg
28
%
Potassium
 
560
mg
16
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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