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...

Smokey Barley Chipotle

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Snappy Grains Chipotle

  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup white onions, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 2 oz tomato paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1-15 oz can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1¾ cup uncooked Snappy Grains
  • 1¾ cup chicken broth
  • ½ tbsp honey
  • 1 tin kernel corn
  • 3 tbsp cilantro, chopped rough


1. Heat the olive oil until hot. Add the onions and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until soft and translucent. Add the green peppers and garlic and cook another 2 minutes until both the garlic and the peppers are soft, being careful not to brown the garlic. Once the vegetables are soft, stir in the Snappy Grains.

2. Add the chipotle chili powder, tomato paste, salt, cumin, oregano, chicken broth and honey. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly to mix the ingredients thoroughly. Add the tomatoes and bring to a boil over medium high heat stirring frequently. Once the mixture is at a boil, reduce to a simmer, add the corn, cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. After 15 minutes, check for doneness. The Snappy Grains should be “al dente” to the tooth, not mush but not crunchy, should have a firm bite.

4. Remove from heat and cover 5 minutes. The Snappy Grains should be fully cooked, with some moisture in amongst the grains of barley (if necessary add a little stock). It should not be a firm mass. Garnish with cilantro.

Serves: 4 – 6

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.