2000s Recipes + Menus

Brown Rice and Barley

  • Active time:5 min
  • Start to finish:1 hr
March 2009
  • 2 cups short- or medium-grain brown rice
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • Rinse rice and barley in a medium-mesh sieve, then drain and transfer to a 4- to 5-qt heavy pot. Add water (3 1/2 cups) and bring to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, covered, 45 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 10 minutes, then stir from top to bottom with a rubber spatula.
Cooks’ note:  We’ve also got a Web-exclusive recipe using the leftover pearl barley.
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