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Baked Barley

ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 5 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 servings


  • 1 cup hulled barley
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups boiling water


  • Heat oven to 375ºF.
  • Place the barley into a 1 1/2-quart ceramic or glass baking dish with a lid, and add the butter, salt, and boiling water. Stir to combine. Cover the dish tightly with aluminum foil and place the lid on top of the foil. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour, remove the cover, fluff with a fork, and serve immediately.