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Instant Pot Barley Recipe: Simple Steps

Written by: Emily Smith

This Instant Pot Barley Delight is my go-to comfort food. It's simple, hearty, and oh-so-satisfying. Just barley, water or broth, and a dash of salt - pure, wholesome goodness in a bowl!

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Imagine throwing together simple ingredients, barley, water or broth, with a dash of salt, and voila! A delightful meal cooked right in your instant pot. As I share this recipe, picture the comfort of warm, fluffy barley, rich in nutrients, in every spoonful you take. Let's get cooking!

Ingredients for Instant Pot Barley Delight

  • Barley: Hearty whole grain adds a chewy texture and nutty flavor, making the dish filling and nutritious.

Essential Tools for Making This Barley Recipe

  • Instant Pot: Speeds up cooking process and ensures even cooking of barley.
  • Measuring cup: Essential for accurately measuring barley and water to achieve the right consistency.
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Instant Pot Barley Recipe: Simple Steps

This Instant Pot Barley Recipe is a quick and easy way to prepare a nutritious side dish or base for your meals. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have perfectly cooked barley in no time.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 170 kcal

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

General

  • 1 cup barley
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • to taste salt

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the barley under cold water.
  • Place barley, water or broth, and salt in the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid, set the valve to sealing, and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes.
  • Allow for a natural pressure release for 10 minutes before quick releasing any remaining pressure.
  • Fluff the barley with a fork and serve.

Notes

This recipe is perfect as a side dish or a base for salads and bowls. Feel free to add your favorite herbs and spices to enhance the flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 4gFat: 1gPotassium: 150mgFiber: 8gCalcium: 20mgIron: 1.5mg
Keyword Barley, Easy Recipe, Instant Pot
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Can You Make Instant Pot Barley Delight Ahead of Time?

Make Ahead Instructions

  • Cook the barley as directed and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Freezing Instructions

  • Allow the cooked barley to cool completely before transferring it to a freezer-safe container or bag.
  • Label the container with the date and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Barley is a versatile grain that can be used in both savory and sweet dishes, adding a nutty flavor and chewy texture to your recipes.

Common Questions About This Barley Instant Pot Recipe

FAQ:
How long does it take to cook barley in the instant pot?
Barley typically takes 20 minutes to cook in the instant pot.
Can I use broth instead of water for cooking barley?
Yes, you can use broth instead of water for added flavor.
Do I need to rinse the barley before cooking?
It's recommended to rinse the barley under cold water before cooking to remove any debris.
How do I know when the barley is cooked?
The barley is cooked when it is tender and has absorbed the liquid.
Can I add other seasonings or ingredients to the barley?
Feel free to customize your barley dish by adding herbs, spices, or vegetables during the cooking process.

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