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Pearl barley

About the ingredient pearl barley. Including 219 recipes with pearl barley, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.

 

What is pearl barley?

Barley is a hardy cereal grass is related to wheat, which it resembles.

lt comes in a number of varieties and seldom grows higher than three feet.

Barley grows in a larger range of climates than other cereals. It has a short growing season, and therefore can be grown at high altitudes and up to the shores of the Arctic seas.

lt is an important crop in temperate and subtropical climates.

Barley is one of the oldest of food plants. The Dwellers of Switzerland, about 3,000 years ago, knew at least three kinds. The Bible mentions barley as one the foods that was destroyed by the plagues of (Exodus 9:31).

The ancient Greeks and Romans grew barley, and it was extensively grown later in England America, barley was sown on Martha’s Vineyard early in the 17th century. Barley is high in nutritive values. Until the 16th century it was the main ingredient of bread, though its in gluten makes it poor bread flour.

ln prosperous times it was supplanted by wheat which is more and better suited for baking since bread made from flour is much lighter than barley bread. However, has an excellent, nutty flavor and is extremely satisfying as a filler or as a side dish with meats, instead of potatoes.

Some cultures favor the use of barley: Scandinavians, and Turks, for example. Barley is an essential ingredient in the brewing of beer and in the distillation of Scotch whisky.

Barley water, a drink that is both refreshing and mild, was once a standard beverage in British households, especially in Victorian times.

pearl barley

Availability

Generally available in markets throughout the world.

Purchasing Guide

For consumers you usually find with bran removed and polished as pearl barley in fine, medium, and coarse sizes.

Scotch barley is husked grain roughly ground. It is not readily available but can be found in
health-food and specialty stores but is appearing in more mainstream markets.

Barley is also available as a baby cereal.

Storage

Kitchen shelf, in a cool, dry spot: indefinitely

Refrigerator shelf, cooked, covered: 2 to 4 days

Basic Preparation

Cook pearl barley in water to cover, from 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until tender. Old-fashioned Scotch barley must be soaked for 12 hours before cooking.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size cup (200g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 704Calories from Fat 20
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.5g 2%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 155.4g 52%
Dietary Fiber 31g 125%
Sugars 1.6
Protein 19.8g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 6% Iron 28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Pearl barley is usually found in the rice & beans section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Pearl barley is a member of the Cereal Grains and Pasta US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much does pearl barley weigh?

Amount Weight
1 cup 200 grams

Cereal Grains and Pasta

In Chinese:薏米
British (UK) term:
en français:orge perlée
en español:la cebada perlada

Recipes using pearl barley

There are 219 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Green Barley Soup with Sorrel and Spinach
Green Barley Soup with Sorrel & Spinach
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here and there they call this soup green borsht or green krupnik.. very popular in Latvia but they cook it in different way than my proposition..

Sage Barley Mushroom Soup
Sage Barley Mushroom Soup
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This recipe is a great comfort food. High in fiber, the assortment of mushrooms and the addition of garlic have immune boosting properties. It's a delicious and easy recipe to keep you warm and filled for this next week.

Lovage Soup with Barley
Lovage Soup with Barley
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for those who like delicate aroma and flavor of fresh lovage..

Tomatoey Tabouli
Tomatoey Tabouli
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Tomatoey Tabouli recipe

Hungarian Beef & Barley Stew (Instant Pot)
Hungarian Beef & Barley Stew (Instant Pot)
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Hearty, rich, flavorful, and so easy to make. No Instant Pot. No worries, the stovetop method is included. And the bang for the buck on this barley beef stew recipe for inflationary times checks all the boxes.

Barley-Shiitake Mushroom Soup
Barley-Shiitake Mushroom Soup
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Barley and Mushroom soup makes you feel filling, provides you with lot of goodness, and it also tastes delicious.

Mushroom Barley Stew
Mushroom Barley Stew
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Tasty and nutritious. This big pot of stew will warm up your whole family and provides both delicious flavor and health benefits.

Barley Risotto with Fennel
Barley Risotto with Fennel
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For cooking this risotto, we use slow cooker, so even no stir, the risotto is cooked wonderfully, and you can choose barly or brown rice, add more fibre.

Best Barley Egg Rolls
Best Barley Egg Rolls
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This recipe is an interesting take on egg rolls that add belly filling barley along with delicious Asian flavor.

Leftover Turkey Barley Soup
Leftover Turkey Barley Soup
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Great way to turn a bit of leftover turkey into a hearty, filling and inexpensive meal. Improved by adding a dash of soy sauce, sesame oil and splash of rice vinegar when serving.

Vegetable Barley Stew with Lentils
Vegetable Barley Stew with Lentils
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Super tasty and loaded with goodness. This is one of my favorite stew that I'd like to make on a chilly day. It warms me up instantly with tons of great flavor and lots of good-for-me nutrients. I like enjoying it with some good bread that helps to pick up all the yummy sauce.

Delicious Barley Mushroom Casserole
Delicious Barley Mushroom Casserole
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A few simple ingredients make this barley casserole delicious and flavorful. An ideal weekday dinner on a cold winter evening.

Ground Beef Barley Soup
Ground Beef Barley Soup
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A hearty and comforting classic beef and barley soup that's very easy to make.

Beef-Barley Soup
Beef-Barley Soup
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A simple and hearty soup that's perfect for a rainy day or a cold winter night.

Kidney Bean and Barley Chili
Kidney Bean & Barley Chili
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In this recipe, we use both salsa and tomato sauce to make this quick and delicious chili. We like serve this warm chili over a toasted hamburger bun, but just having it directly from the pot is absolutely divine.

Breakfast Barley
Breakfast Barley
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The barley gains flavor from orange juice combined with apricots and nuts. A healthy breakfast loaded with complex carbohydrates that tastes great too.

Weekday Barley Casserole
Weekday Barley Casserole
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Very flavorful. I used baby bella mushrooms and it gave it more depth. If you want to double it be sure to add extra cooking time.

Barley Buttermilk Corn Bread
Barley Buttermilk Corn Bread
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Old fashioned classic with a twist, a little barley boosts the fiber along with corn kernels makes it more filling. Fills the kitchen with a lovely smell whilst baking.

Barley Mushroom Soup (Vegan)
Barley Mushroom Soup (Vegan)
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Very warm and filling. Lots of mushroom flavor and the barley was tender and plump. I used a bit of olive oil to sauté the veggies along with a healthy dose of garlic. Easy to make with easy to find ingredients, perfect for a cool fall or winter day.

Grandma's Chicken and Barley Soup
Grandma's Chicken & Barley Soup
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The way my Grandma used to make it. Very hearty and comforting.

Butternut Squash and Pearl Barley Pilaf
Butternut Squash & Pearl Barley Pilaf
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Sweet butternut squash is cooked with pearl barley, fresh lemon zest and lemon juice, tossed with cilantro or parsley. Serve it as a tasty side dish or a delicious and wholesome main course.

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Amazing Hearty Soup
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