Barley Basics
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Barley Basics
  Barley    Basics  
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:07:11 AM. Recipe ID 33047. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Barley basics
 Categories: Information
      Yield: 1 Servings
 
 
  Use cooked barley as a substitute for cooked rice or other grains in
  your favorite recipes.  Below is a helpful reference chart.
  
   +----------------------------------------------------------------+ |
  MEDIUM BARLEY       WATER         SALT (optional)       YIELD  |
  |----------------------------------------------------------------+ |
  1/4 cup           1 cup           1/8 tsp.            1 cup  | | 1/2
  cup 2 cups 1/4 tsp.            2 cups | | 3/4 cup 3 cups 1/2 tsp. 3
  cups | | 1 cup 4 cups          1/2 tsp.            4 cups |
  +----------------------------------------------------------------+
  
   +----------------------------------------------------------------+ |
  QUICK BARLEY       WATER         SALT (optional)       YIELD  |
  +----------------------------------------------------------------+ |
  1/3 cup         2/3 cups          1/8 tsp.            1 cup  | | 2/3
  cup 1-1/3 cups          1/4 tsp.            2 cups | | 1 cup 2 cups
  1/2 tsp. 3 cups | | 1-1/3 cup       2-2/3 cups          1/2 tsp.
  :         4 cups |
  +----------------------------------------------------------------+
  
  COOKING DIRECTIONS ================== Boil water. Stir in barley and
  salt, if desired.  Cover; reduce heat. Simmer:
    ~~ 45 to 50 minutes for Medium Barley
    ~~ 10 to 12 minutes for Quick Barley Remove from heat; let stand 5
  minutes.
  
  HELPFUL HINTS * To store cooked barley:
    Refrigerate barley in tightly covered container up to 1 week.  Or,
    freeze in tightly covered container bag up to 6 months.
  
  * To reheat cooked barley:
    MICROWAVE: Remove barley from freezer container or bag.  Place in
    microwavable container.  For each cup of barley, sprinkle with 2
    tablespoons water; cover.  Microwave on HIGH 2 to 3 minutes,
    stirring half way through cooking.
  
    STOVETOP: Place barley in heavy saucepan.  For each cup of barley,
    sprinkle with 2 tablespoons water; cover.  Cook over low heat 5 to 8
    minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  
  * For a new twist --
    ~~ toss cooked barley into salads
    ~~ stir cooked barley into soups and stews
    ~~ mix cooked barley with stir-fried vegetables
  




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Recipe ID 33047 (Apr 03, 2005)

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