Barley Recipes

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Barley Mushroom Risotto

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This barley risotto is delicious and charming. It makes a nice side dish for steak or roasted meats. Especially when you want to serve something a little different.

Barley Lime Fiesta Salad

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Got this at ShopRite® and loved it so much I had to make it. This is what I came up with. I had this alongside my smoked chicken and bacon with avocado spread sandwich. Perfect complement! All the ingredients for the vinaigrette are by eye and to taste.

Indian Curried Barley Pilaf

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This is a delicious and savory curried barley dish. It is fabulous as a main dish, or as a side dish with fish or grilled chicken breast. It is quite simple to make and sure to impress!
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Barley Black Bean Burgers

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These veggie burgers will firm up as they cook on the grill. Great with all the trimmings.

Byrdhouse Mushroom Barley Pilaf

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This is a cozy, savory side dish. I sometimes brown chicken breasts and throw them on top of the pilaf for the last 20 minutes of cooking time. Enjoy!

Barley and Mushrooms with Beans

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A simple and tasty vegetarian dish. Good as a meal, side dish, or wrapped in a tortilla with cheese. I always make a double batch and freeze some.

White Bean, Spinach, and Barley Stew

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This filling vegetarian stew is great year-round. Serve with a dry Chardonnay and crusty bread.
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Pearl Barley Casserole

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This is a very tasty way to serve a very healthy grain that is often overlooked. I never use the mushrooms as I don't care for them and often add chopped carrots, red pepper, or grated zucchini.

Beef Barley Vegetable Soup

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Slow cooker, hearty, easy. Serve with a hearty bread, and enjoy.

Very Easy Mushroom Barley Soup

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I love mushroom barley soup and I was originally making one that took about 3 hours to cook. This one is so simple and easy and takes a third of the time. If you like mushroom barley soup, you will really like this. It's perfect for a cold winter night.

Beaker's Vegetable Barley Soup

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Easy to make and delicious. Vegetable broth, barley, and lots of veggies make this soup hearty and filling. I use and recommend organic products. Please add a review if you make it. Enjoy!

Instant Pot® Hamburger Soup

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Easy and delicious soup with a nice thickness. You can make it in the Instant Pot® or on the stovetop. When this cools, it will be very thick, but it thins out when reheated. Freezes very well.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rice and Lentils from a Rice Cooker

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Simple and easy main dish or side. This makes a nice base for a meal instead of potatoes or plain rice, or stands on its own. Top with cooked chicken after it's done for a simple, high-protein meal. Add more barley for a better glycemic index.