Barley Recipes

Add barley to your grain repertoire with recipes for barley soup, barley pilaf, and barley salad.

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Barley Mushroom Risotto

Rating: 4 stars 68
This barley risotto is delicious and charming. It makes a nice side dish for steak or roasted meats. Especially when you want to serve something a little different.

Barley Lime Fiesta Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 47
Got this at ShopRite® and loved it so much I had to make it. This is what I came up with. I had this alongside my smoked chicken and bacon with avocado spread sandwich. Perfect complement! All the ingredients for the vinaigrette are by eye and to taste.

Indian Curried Barley Pilaf

Rating: 4.5 stars 106
This is a delicious and savory curried barley dish. It is fabulous as a main dish, or as a side dish with fish or grilled chicken breast. It is quite simple to make and sure to impress!

Barley Black Bean Burgers

Rating: 4 stars 16
These veggie burgers will firm up as they cook on the grill. Great with all the trimmings.

Byrdhouse Mushroom Barley Pilaf

Rating: 4.5 stars 126
This is a cozy, savory side dish. I sometimes brown chicken breasts and throw them on top of the pilaf for the last 20 minutes of cooking time. Enjoy!

Barley and Mushrooms with Beans

Rating: 4 stars 149
A simple and tasty vegetarian dish. Good as a meal, side dish, or wrapped in a tortilla with cheese. I always make a double batch and freeze some.

White Bean, Spinach, and Barley Stew

Rating: 4 stars 86
This filling vegetarian stew is great year-round. Serve with a dry Chardonnay and crusty bread.
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Pearl Barley Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 32
This is a very tasty way to serve a very healthy grain that is often overlooked. I never use the mushrooms as I don't care for them and often add chopped carrots, red pepper, or grated zucchini.

Beef Barley Vegetable Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 1393
Slow-cooked chuck roast simmered with barley and vegetables in beef broth.

Very Easy Mushroom Barley Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 283
I love mushroom barley soup and I was originally making one that took about 3 hours to cook. This one is so simple and easy and takes a third of the time. If you like mushroom barley soup, you will really like this. It's perfect for a cold winter night.

Hearty Hamburger Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 584
A stick to your ribs thick and hearty soup, filling and very good. Easy and quick to make. A family favorite in our house! Serve with fresh biscuits.

Beaker's Vegetable Barley Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 1003
Easy to make and delicious. Vegetable broth, barley, and lots of veggies make this soup hearty and filling. I use and recommend organic products. Please add a review if you make it. Enjoy!
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Inspiration and Ideas

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Mom's Italian Beef Barley Soup
Rating: Unrated 273
The best beef barley soup. Thickens with just the barley. Tastes best in the slow cooker. Serve topped with parmesan cheese and with a salad.
Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup
Rating: 4 stars 262

A slow cooker makes this the easiest recipe ever. It has become a regular family favorite. So much so, that I was requested to bring it to Christmas Eve dinner. I usually use leftover boneless beef short ribs.