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Pearl barley recipes

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

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  • Chicken & pearl barley risotto

    Chicken & pearl barley risotto

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.17 ratings

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

  • Chorizo & rosemary pearl barley risotto

    Chorizo & rosemary pearl barley risotto

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.94 ratings

    Replace the usual rice with filling, storecupboard barley. Spicy Spanish sausage provides a rich flavour and vibrant colour

  • Pearl barley, bacon & leek casserole

    Pearl barley, bacon & leek casserole

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.60 ratings

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

  • Pearl barley, parsnip & sage risotto

    Pearl barley, parsnip & sage risotto

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.14 ratings

    Pearl barley makes a great alternative to rice in this vegetarian risotto recipe flavoured with sage, garlic and Parmesan

  • Pea & feta pearl barley stew 2016

    Pea & feta pearl barley stew

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.18 ratings

    This storecupboard grain adds a nutty flavour and texture to create a comforting, low-calorie dish

  • Steak, roasted pepper & pearl barley salad

    Steak, roasted pepper & pearl barley salad

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.9 ratings

    A vibrant salad packed with yellow and red peppers, colourful onion, beef cooked to your liking and healthy grains

  • Squash, orange & barley salad

    Squash, orange & barley salad

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    This full-of-flavour autumnal salad has a zesty kick and is best eaten straight away

  • Hearty lamb & barley soup

    Hearty lamb & barley soup

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.41 ratings

    This Lancashire hotpot in soup form is nourishing and filling, but low in fat

  • Barley, chicken & mushroom risotto

    Barley, chicken & mushroom risotto

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.26 ratings

    Love risotto? Try this low-fat version, which swaps traditional risotto rice for pearl barley

  • Layered squash, barley & spinach pie

    Layered squash, barley & spinach pie

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.23 ratings

    A spectacular veggie Christmas centrepiece - when sliced, it looks stunning, and the flavours go brilliantly with all your favourite trimmings

  • Bean & barley soup

    Bean & barley soup

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.16 ratings

    Low-fat, vegetarian and super-healthy, this filling one-pot lunch or dinner is packed with chickpeas, butter beans and pearl barley

  • Barley & broccoli risotto with lemon & basil

    Barley & broccoli risotto with lemon & basil

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.20 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

  • Marinated lamb steaks with barley salad

    Marinated lamb steaks with barley salad

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.9 ratings

    Barley has a low Gi, so it will leave you feeling fuller for longer. You'll get two of your five-a-day from this hearty salad, too

  • Broad bean, barley & mint salad

    Broad bean, barley & mint salad

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 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

  • Creamy pea & chive risotto

    Creamy pea & chive risotto

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.22 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

  • Indian winter soup

    Indian winter soup

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.36 ratings

    This warming winter soup is high in fibre, low in fat and can be frozen for ultimate convenience

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