There are those cooking tips we find ourselves googling over and over again, and no matter how we try to carve them to our memory, we always doubt ourselves when the pot is on the stove. How to cook barley is one of these.
Pearl barley has seen it’s big revival recently, thanks to its crunchy texture and high nutritious value. It is most often cooked in soups or stocks, where it absorbs all the flavors from the liquid, which means that the taste of the grain depends on what it’s cooked in.
We love barley in cold salads in the summer, and warm, risotto-style in the winter. We cook enough of it that we should remember how to do it, but since we are all humans and we only have so much room for things in our heads. You may feel the same way, and don’t worry – it’s ok. [Read more…]