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Sep 6, 2012 06:18 PM


I have some barley I want to use up, but other than a couple of recipes, I'm not too sure of ways to use this grain.

Any suggestions?

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  1. you can make it risotto style: barlotto.

    1. I've made it 'chicken and rice' style...with the barley subbing for the rice.

      1. 2 of our favorite barley recipes:

        Barley Pilaf with Peas, recipe clipped from the box of Quaker Scotch Brand Quick Pearled Barley, found on a recipe website apparently intact: http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1650,...

        Barley, Spinach, and Mushroom Pilaf, from the Brand Name Cookbook by Sandra Woodruff, R.D.
        Link to the recipe does cite one of Ms. Woodruff's other books which includes the same recipe, http://recipes.familyeducation.com/si...
        (I hope I have followed Chowhound posting guidelines!)

        1. Barley can be used in a lot of places rice can be - I particularly like beef barley soup.

          I had some extremely good bean/barley/pecan veggie burgers in a small town in upstate New York recently, but haven't been able to either find a recipe or reproduce them.

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          1. re: tardigrade

            The veggie burgers sound interesting.

            1. re: Musie

              It was good - and would have been even better with bacon! The person at the restaurant I talked to claimed the barley kept it from being too dense.