How to Cook Barley in the Instant Pot
Pressure cooking barley is the quickest and easiest way to prepare this whole grain. Just set and forget!
- 1 cup pearl barley
- 2 cups water (or broth)
- 1 cup hulled barley
- 2 ½ cups water (or broth)
Optional add ins for desired flavoring
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- etc. etc.
Thoroughly rinse the barley grains to prevent sticking.
Add barley, water and any desired seasoning to the Instant Pot. Stir and seal the lid.
Cook on high pressure (pressure cook or manual setting) for 20 mins for Pearl Barley, 25 mins for Hulled Barley.
Let Instant Pot naturally release for 15 minutes. Serve as desired!
1 cup of dried barley makes about 3 cups of cooked barley.
You can adjust the amount of barley made with the following ratios:
Pearl Barley: 1 cup barley to 2 cups water.
Hulled Barley: 1 cup barley to 2.5 cups water.
Serving: 0.5cup | Sodium: 5mg | Calcium: 9mg | Fiber: 4.6g | Potassium: 1mg | Calories: 103kcal | Fat: 0.6g | Protein: 2.9g | Carbohydrates: 11.3g | Iron: 1mg