Pearl barley

Pearl barley recipes

30 Recipes

Find out how to use this versatile grain with BBC Good Food's highest-rated pearl barley recipes, including risottos, salads, soups and stews.

Chicken & pearl barley risotto

4.166665

(3 ratings)

Tender chicken and wholesome pearl barley with a light herby dressing make this a great low-calorie, low-fat weeknight dinner
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Pearl barley, bacon & leek casserole

3.829545

(22 ratings)

This storecupboard grain makes a great alternative to rice or couscous. Team with bacon and veggies in this risotto-like stew
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Pearl barley, parsnip & sage risotto

4.464285

(7 ratings)

Pearl barley makes a great alternative to rice in this vegetarian risotto recipe flavoured with sage, garlic and Parmesan
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Pea & feta pearl barley stew

4.166665

(3 ratings)

This storecupboard grain adds a nutty flavour and texture to create a comforting, low-calorie dish
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Squash, orange & barley salad

4.333335

(3 ratings)

This full-of-flavour autumnal salad has a zesty kick and is best eaten straight away
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Layered squash, barley & spinach pie

3.666665

(21 ratings)

A spectacular veggie Christmas centrepiece - when sliced, it looks stunning, and the flavours go brilliantly with all your favourite trimmings
  • 3 hours and 20 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Bean & barley soup

3.75

(3 ratings)

Low-fat, vegetarian and super-healthy, this filling one-pot lunch or dinner is packed with chickpeas, butter beans and pearl barley
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Barley & broccoli risotto with lemon & basil

3.75

(3 ratings)

Barley and broccoli are packed with vitamins to lower cholesterol and regulate your appetite. This vegan, low-calorie supper will keep you fuller for longer
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Broad bean, barley & mint salad

4.666665

(3 ratings)

These little green beans go really well with grains like pearl barley - for a light touch, serve cold with goat's cheese, mint and nuts
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Creamy pea & chive risotto

3.525

(20 ratings)

Pearl barley is rich in calcium, minerals, iron and potassium, and that's just to start with. Make the most of it with this creamy risotto
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Indian winter soup

4.72222

(18 ratings)

This warming winter soup is high in fibre, low in fat and can be frozen for ultimate convenience
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Hearty mushroom soup

4.315575

(61 ratings)

A satisfying and low-fat vegetarian soup that's a good source of folic acid
  • 1 hour
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

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