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How to Cook Pearl Barley
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How to Cook Pearl Barley

Pearls barley is easy to cook and makes for a great rice or pasta substitute for meaty, saucy stews. But it can also be enjoyed as porridge! You can keep cooked barley in the fridge for 3-4 days and reheat in a saucepan or microwave as needed. The recipe makes 1 cup.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time32 mins
Servings: 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup pearl barley
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  • Place barley in a saucepan. Add water and salt. Bring to the boil. Simmer covered for about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. The water should be almost fully absorbed, drain excess if any.
  • Serve with saucy meat numbers. Alternatively enjoy with hot milk and a spoonful of honey as a breakfast cereal.
  • You can keep cooked barley in the fridge for 3-4 days and reheat in a saucepan or microwave as needed.
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