|Prep time: 15 minutes||Cooking time: 45 minutes||Total time: 1 hour|
To cook barley:
In medium saucepan with lid, bring 3 cups water to a boil. Add 1 cup barley and return to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 45 - 60 minutes or until barley is tender and liquid is absorbed. Makes about 3 to 3 1/2 cups. Place any extra cooked barley in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to a week or freeze. Add cooked barley to soups, stews, casseroles and salads for a healthful fiber boost.