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...

Barley Mushroom Soup

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Snappy Grains Mushroom Soup

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ cup carrot, shredded
  • ½ cup celery, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups assorted mushrooms, sliced
  • 5½ cups stock or mushroom broth
  • 1 small bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 18 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup Snappy Grains
  • ½ cup green onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil and add the carrots and celery and sauté for 30 seconds. Add garlic and mushrooms and stir to wilt the mushrooms.

2. Add the stock, bay leaf, soy sauce and pepper. Cover and bring to a simmer for 5 minutes.

3. Add Snappy Grains, cover and let simmer about 20 minutes.

4. Adjust seasoning to taste and sprinkle with green onions and parsley to serve.

Serves: 4

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.