Think barley is just for soup? While it is awesome in soup, today’s barley can be used for every meal. We encourage you to try it in your breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes...and even dessert! We suspect you’ll fall in love with this flexible and nutrition-packed ancient grain.

Snappy Grains quick-cooking barley cooks up in just 10 minutes, thanks to our unique process! It has a neutral taste and will absorb any spice or flavor that it is cooked in. This ancient grain is a great alternative to rice, potatoes and pasta, plus adds a greater health profile to your meals.

Quick and easy barley recipes ready in minutes...

How to cook Snappy Grains in 10 minutes

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Cooking with Snappy Grains quick-cooking barley is as easy as 1, 2, 3

Stovetop Cooking

  • 1. Boil Bring 1¼ cups of water to a boil (stock or juice can also be used, depending on your recipe). Add 1 cup of Snappy Grains to the boiling water. Stir in to evenly distribute.
  • 2. Stir Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 10 minutes gives you an al dente barley. Want it softer? Cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
  • 3. Enjoy Remove from heat until ready to serve. Your Snappy Grains barley is ready to serve or incorporate into your recipe!

Rice Cooker Method

  • 1. Boil Add 1 cup Snappy Grains plus 1¼ cups of water, stock or juice to the rice cooker. Using the ‘quick cook’ option, set the rice cooker to run.
  • 2. Stir Skip this step. No stirring required! (How easy is that?)
  • 3. Enjoy Once done, turn the rice cooker to ‘keep warm’ or unplug. Your Snappy Grains barley can stay warm in the rice cooker until you are ready to serve or incorporate it into your recipe!

Microwave Cooking

  • 1. Boil Mix together 1 cup of Snappy Grains and 1¼ cups of water, stock or juice in a microwave-safe container. Microwave on high heat for 2 minutes, or until the liquid is boiling.
  • 2. Stir Stir, and microwave on low heat for 8 minutes
  • 3. Enjoy Remove from microwave, stir and cover for 2 minutes. Your Snappy Grains barley is ready to serve or incorporate into your recipe!

A word about storing Snappy Grains quick-cooking barley...

Like most barley, our products have a long shelf life. To always enjoy Snappy Grains barley products at their peak, keep them away from the enemies of whole grains: air, moisture, heat and light. Once opened, squeeze the air out of the re-sealable product pouch before storing your Snappy Grains barley. For optimum quality, store our barley in the refrigerator for up to 6 months, or in the freezer up to 1 year.