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Hulled Barley

0 - 2
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
5 min
1 hr
To get the maximum nutritional benefits from barley, reach for hulled barley instead of pearled barley when you're at the supermarket. Barley that's been pearled has had its outer husk removed so it's no longer considered a whole grain. When serving barley as a side dish, we like to bake it, covered, in the oven for more even (and hands-off!) cooking, resulting in chewy but tender, individual grains. No matter how many servings you need, be sure to make the entire batch so you can keep the leftovers in the fridge or freezer for another night.


Hulled barley (groats)

1 cup(s)

Kosher salt

¼ tsp


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Thoroughly rinse the barley and drain. In a 2-quart glass or ceramic baking dish. combine the barley, salt, and 2½ cups boiling water. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 1 hour or until tender. Fluff with a fork.
  2. Serving size: about ½ cup