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How to quickly boil pearl barley groats without soaking: 3 best ways

Tetiana KoziukFood
How to cook barley. Source: depositphotos.com

Pearl barley is one of the most budget-friendly and at the same time delicious cereals that can be successfully cooked with meat, mushrooms, stew, and even potatoes. However, this porridge has one peculiarity: it is recommended to soak it before cooking. This is a rather long process, so if you don't have time for this step, there is an alternative.

The FoodOboz editorial team will share with you three ways to cook barley without soaking.

How to cook barley without soaking

For all the following methods, you will need:

  • pearl barley
  • water
  • salt
  • butter

Method 1

For the first method, you need to carefully sort through the groats, wash them, and pour them into boiling water. Cook for 2-3 minutes over high heat. After that, drain the water and pour in new cold water. Put it on the fire, bring to a boil, reduce the power to a minimum, add salt and butter, and cook until the water has completely evaporated.

Pearl barley recipe

Method 2

For the next method, you need to carefully sort out the groats, rinse them, pour hot water and bring them to a boil. After that, drain the water and pour in new hot water. Add salt and butter, cover, and continue cooking in the oven at 180 degrees until tender.

How to cook barley quickly and deliciously

Method 3

The last method involves cooking barley porridge in the microwave. For this, it is better to use cereal that is sold in sachets. Next, put the sachet of porridge in a glass container, cover with water and cook in the microwave at maximum power for 10-15 minutes. After that, you need to reduce the power and leave it until the cereal is fully cooked.

Barley with potatoes

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