Cooking with Pearl and Pot Barley

Cook your barley on the stovetop, in a rice cooker, in a covered casserole dish in the oven or in a slow cooker. Each of these cooking methods has their own advantage.

• Stove top: bring your barley to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 to 50 minutes.
• Rice cooker: barley will cook in the same amount of time as brown rice—approximately one cycle in a rice cooker.
• Oven: place your barley and liquid in a covered casserole pan/dish? and cook it in the oven. If you are cooking something else in the oven, this saves time and energy.
• Slow cooker: cook your barley in a slow cooker for 3 to 4 hours on low heat.