Total Time
1hr 3mins
Prep 3 mins
Cook 1 hr

Easy recipe. I'll have to try it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rince the barley and drain.
  2. Boil water in a casserole and add the barley.
  3. Cover and cook 1 hour at low heat or until barley is tender and water is absorbed.
  4. Add olive oil and lime juice. Salt and pepper if you want and serve.


Most Helpful

Super easy recipe and quite tasty. Next time I think I would add some cilantro as the flavour is quite basic. BUT the basic flavour is also great if you have a more overpowering main dish. Make sure to add enough salt as that makes a difference as well. I doubled the lime juice. The serving size is very generous, it could be cut in half and still make 4 servings. Made for Every day is a Holiday Tag.

Deantini November 02, 2009

I love barley but I don't serve it by itself. This recipe is a nice way to add two simple ingredients to jazz plain barley up. I used quick barley so it only took 10 minutes to prepare. My husband and myself enjoyed this but the 3 little children did not find it as appealing as we did. One little girl, after announcing that she did not like it, changed her mind and declared, 'This is really good!'. I was going to add some Made for *Gimme 5 2009* game

Charlotte J February 24, 2009

This is a very nice alternative to potatoes or rice. The recipe was reduced to 2 servings and half a recipe actually made 4 servings. I did add some lime zest as well as the juice. While writing the review, I realized that I had left off the olive oil and didn't miss it all.

PaulaG December 17, 2007

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