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...

Snappy Grains Vegetarian Burger

Image of a little nutty breakfast delight

Recipe created by Liana Robberecht, Executive Chef, WinSport, Calgary, Alberta. Chef Liana says: "You can make this in a snap!"

  • 1 ½ cups of Snappy Grains, cooked and then cooled
  • ½ cup canned chick peas – puréed in a food processor
  • ¼ cup roasted red pepper, chopped
  • 18 cup thinly sliced & chopped sweet onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp Montreal Steak Spice
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 18 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • Pinch of salt & pepper


1. Cook Snappy Grains according to package and let cool.

2. In a mixing bowl add the cooked and cooled Snappy Grains, puréed chickpeas, red pepper, sweet onions, garlic, Montreal steak spice, dried parsley and dried oregano together. Add the egg, liquid smoke, salt & pepper, rolled oats, and flour. Mix until everything is combined.

3. Use an ice cream scoop to por on, press flat for a burger shape (should be about ¼ inch thick). In a heated nonstick pan, add a tablespoon of oil and fry each side for approximately 5 minutes each.

4. Build and garnish your burger to your desire and enjoy!

Yield: approximately 5 x 4 oz patties (depending on size of scoop).

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.