How to cook pearl barley deliciously and correctly: we share useful tips and a recipe

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How to cook barley properly
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Pearl barley is a very healthy and practically the most affordable product among cereals. It contains many vitamins and minerals that are essential for everyone. It is very important to cook it properly, namely, you need to soak it overnight before cooking.

Delicious pearl barley porridge with oil

The FoodOboz editorial team shares with you tips on how to cook barley properly and for how long to make it soft and still healthy.

How to cook pearl barley correctly

Tip: cook the groats at the rate of 1 cup of groats to 3 cups of water. Pearl barley porridge can be an independent dish, or it can be used to make a hearty salad or soup.

Soup with pearl barley


  • water - 3 cups
  • pearl barley - 1 cup
  • butter - 10 g
  • salt - a pinch

Method of preparation:

1. Rinse the barley with cold water, then cover with water and leave overnight.

How to prepare pearl barley before cooking

2. Rinse the groats well with water again, put them in a saucepan, cover with water, add salt, and bring to a boil, be sure to remove the foam and cook for another 50 minutes until the groats are tender.

How long to cook pearl barley

3. Before serving, add butter, stir and serve.

Delicious barley porridge

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