How to Cook Barley in a Rice Cooker

By LeafTV Contributor

A rice cooker is more versatile than most people might think. It can cook other grains like quinoa and barley. Barley is a whole grain, which is essential to a healthy diet.

How to Cook Barley in a Rice Cooker
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How to Cook Barley in a Rice Cooker

Step 1

If using pearled barley, add 1 cup pearled barley, 2 cups cold water and a pinch of salt to the rice cooker.

If using brown barley, add 1 cup brown barley, 2 1/2 cups water and a pinch of salt to the rice cooker and let soak overnight, or at least one hour before cooking if you're pressed for time.

Step 2

Turn the rice cooker on and let the barley cook until the rice cooker turns off automatically.

Step 3

Let the barley rest for 15 minutes.

Step 4

Fluff the barley with a fork and serve, or use in your favorite recipes.