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...


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Snappy Grains Jambalaya

  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 lb (450 g) Italian sausage (spicy or mild)
  • 1 large red pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded, chopped
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 4 stalks celery, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1½ cups Snappy Grains
  • 3 cup diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1½ cups chicken stock
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ to 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 lb (450 g) 31/40 shrimp
  • 1 lb (450 g) small fresh clams, washed


1. Remove sausage from casing and break into into 1 inch pieces. Sauté sausage in oil until brown and set aside. Sauté peppers, onion, celery, jalapeño and garlic for 2 minutes.

2. Add Snappy Grains and stir to combine. Add stock, salt, thyme, black pepper, sausage and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and simmer.

3. After 10 minutes add tomatoes and corn and stir to combine. Top with shrimp and clams; cover and let steam until clams open and shrimp are pink. Stir to combine and garnish with parsley. Chopped green onions can be used. For a spicier version add more hot peppers or cayenne.

Serves: 8 – 10

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.