Pearl Barley


Preparation info
  • Makes

    2½ cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
La Terra Fortunata

By Fred Plotkin

Published 2001

  • About

This recipe is for when you want barley as a side dish, or for adding to soup or other dishes. It is not to be used to make orzotto, which is really a variation of risotto.


  • 1 cup/225 g pearl barley


In a colander, rinse the barley under cold running water. Transfer to a large pot, add 3 cups/700 ml cold water, cover, and cook over low heat, simmering for 35 to 40 minutes, until all the liquid is absorbed.

Serve as a side dish or tossed with other vegetables, as in the next two recipes.