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How To Cook Barley

All you need to know about: How To Cook Barley.


1 cup barley
3 cups water


1. Begin by rinsing the barley in a fine mesh strainer to remove any dirt or debris.

2. Add the rinsed barley to a pot and pour in the water.

3. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let the barley simmer for 30-45 minutes, or until the barley is tender and cooked through.

4. Once the barley is cooked, strain any excess water off and transfer the barley to a bowl.

5. Serve the cooked barley hot, with butter or other seasonings if desired.


– Use 2 parts liquid to 1 part barley for a softer, creamier texture.
– For a chewier texture, use 1 part liquid to 1 part barley.
– To reduce cooking time, soak the barley overnight before cooking.
– Add barley to salads, soups, stews, and more for a nutty flavor and chewy texture.

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