How to Cook Barley in Water Without Soaking

how to cook barley

Content of the article

  • Use and composition of barley
  • Boil barley on water without soaking
  • Boil barley on water with soaking
  • Cook barley on milk without soaking
  • Bacon Barley Pilaf

How to cook barley


Pearl barley looks like pearls, the name comes from the word "pearl". Pearl barrels are loved in our country for healthy properties and a variety of dishes that can be prepared based on. In most cases, however, porridge is cooked with pre-soaked grains, which is not always useful. Today we look at the technology of cooking without prior exposure to water.


Use and composition of barley


Due to the abundance of useful elements, barley is eaten by people of all ages and gender. All this is made possible by the nutritional value of the dish.
So in portions with a weight of 100 grams. accumulates around 9.4 grams. proteins, 67 gr. regular carbohydrates and only 1 gr. fats. In this case the composition has more than 7 grams. dietary fiber and calorific content 100 gr. makes 323 Kcal.
In addition, the composition of grains has pyridoxine, fibers, amino acids. The dish is rich in potassium, magnesium, selenium, phosphorus, copper and other equally valuable mineral compounds.

The composition of the few sugars that are absorbed without increasing the level of insulin. The glycemic index of Alkmaar barley is equal to 20 units, which is beneficial for the health of diabetics.
Thanks to the nutritional properties of grains you can use it in the diet. All valuable substances complement each other, remove water, clean the intestinal tract from stagnation and contribute to good weight loss.

Useful properties also lie in the fact that by systematically cleansing the body of toxins , it is easier for a person to deal with an allergic reaction of a different nature.
Amino acids, in particular lysine, support the production of collagen and elastin fibers. They are all needed to maintain the beauty of the skin and blood channels.
Not without the positive effects of minerals such as phosphorus and selenium. They support brain activity by stimulating neurons. It also improves the work of the heart, reduces the likelihood of atherosclerosis.

Through the accumulation of vitamins from the B group, the work of the nervous system improves. We can say that barley porridge supports a person's psycho-emotional background and struggles with the effects of stress.
If you summarize all the useful properties of the dish, it removes toxins and snails, fights fungi, increases the body's defenses, improves the digestive tract and contributes to weight loss.

Boil barley on water without soaking


  1. Cooking barley in this way is suitable for people who do not have time to soak the grains. First rinse the seeds thoroughly to make the water completely clear.
  2. Now send the grain to a pot of suitable size, add cold filtered water. The amount of liquid does not matter, because the water drains after the start of drilling.
  3. Send the refractory material to the stove, set the maximum power. Cover the pan with a lid, let the barley cook. Then boil for about 2 minutes and empty the liquid through a sieve.
  4. If the liquid drains from the pan during the first soaking process, open the lid a little. Pour the grain back into the bowl, pour in cold water again so that it rises 3 cm.
  5. Cover with a lid and set the burner to maximum heat. Wait until it boils and then lower the heat to the middle line. Let the porridge cook for half an hour.
  6. After that time, remove the lid, salt the barley to your own taste, mix and close again. Cook the composition for another 10 minutes and then do not let it burn for 15 minutes. Serve with a sandwich.

  1. Boil barley on water with soaking
  1. For this method you need 2.5 glasses of filtered water, salt to taste, pearl barley in an amount of 1 cup. The cooking option is good because the seeds immediately swell and prepare quickly for the future.
  2. First wash the barley to clear the water. Rub the seeds with your hands to remove all waste. Pour the raw material into the pan, add water (1 liter per 250 g of grains) and let it stand for 6 hours. If possible, allow the porridge to soak overnight.
  3. Now drain the liquid in which the barley was dissolved. Rinse the pellets again under the tap, transfer them to a suitable refractory container for cooking.
  4. Send the pan to the fire, cook at maximum power. Boil water according to the recipe (point 1), add hot liquid to the croup. Cover with a lid, boil.
  5. The content will bubble in one minute. If this happens, place the warming plate on the middle mark and note the time. After 25 minutes, open the dishes, add salt to the taste, mix and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Now switch off the burner, do not remove any plates from the stove, let the barley pull. After about 10 minutes the dish is ready, all you have to do is deliver and serve with butter.

  1. Measures 250 grams. seeds and rinse them in water, turning between hands. When all the dust and debris has disappeared, throw the grains back into the sieve and wait until the liquid has drained.
  2. Prepare 0.6 l. low fat milk, bring it to room temperature. Pour into a pan, pour in the washed barley.
  3. Enter 50 gr. sugar, a little salt to taste. Add a chunk of butter (about 25 g). Stir everything, wait until the oil is dissolved.
  4. If this happens, send refractory dishes with raw materials to the stove, cook on high heat for 5 minutes. Then set the minimum, stay languishing for about 2 hours.
  5. Porridge will be ready during this period. Wrap the pan with an old sweatshirt or an old towel, let it stand for 1 hour. Serve with berries or nuts.

Bacon Barley Pilaf


    1. Prepare all necessary ingredients in advance. You need 0.15 kg. butter, 1 pc. onions, 0.5 kg. Pearl barley, 0.5 kg. bacon, 1 pc. carrots, 35 gr. tomato puree or ketchup, seasoning to your taste.
    2. Cook the bacon until it is soft. You can take pork, chicken, lamb or beef as the main ingredient. Act about personal preferences.
    3. When the bacon is cooked, remove the stock. Remove the meat and chop into pieces of the same size and shape. Now clean the carrots and cut them with onions, go to the cauldron together with the sliced ​​bacon.
    4. Add butter, fry until you get a nice golden hue. Then add the tomato puree and herbs, cook for another 7 minutes.
    5. Pour in the stock. In the other bowl, boil pearl barley on water with or without soaking, you decide. Place it on top of the other components in the boiler, do not mix.
    6. Send the pot to the stove and cook it in fire between medium and minimum. It is important that the water is completely evaporated. If this happens, remove the boiler in a preheated oven. Tomite another 45 minutes.
Barley prepared according to the method without soaking can be hard. If you have time, it is better to keep the seeds in the water. It is also logical to consider the recipe for cereal-based dishes with milk and pilaf.

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