Brown the egg barley in the fat in a casserole for about 5 minutes. Stir several times.
Add salt, paprika and water to cover. Cover the casserole and put it in a 375°F. oven. Cook until done. Usually, just about the time the water is absorbed, the egg barley is cooked. Depending on the coarseness of the “grain” and its age, it will take 40 minutes to 1 hour.