Barley With Parsley Butter

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

"This goes well with poultry and can be successfully reheated."

Original is 10 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (31.7 g)
  • Calories 132.4
  • Total Fat - 7.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 15.3 mg
  • Sodium - 286.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 15.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 2.9 g
  • Protein - 2.9 g
  • Calcium - 175.4 mg
  • Iron - 10.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 2.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Combine barley with salt and 4 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce, heat, cover and simmer 1 hour or until barley is tender. It may need some stirring to cook evenly and to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Step 2

Drain and rinse with hot water to remove excess starch. Cover and keep hot.

Step 3

Sauté onion in butter about 5 minutes.

Step 4

Add parsley and poultry seasoning to the onion and stir the mixture into the barley.


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


Thanks for this great recipe. It is a wonderful alternative to rice (and better for my blood sugars). Really liked the poultry seasoning in this. A great side to a fish filet.


review by:
(26 Jan 2019)


I love barley and have never had anything similar to this, which I really loved. While it does take an hour of simmering time, it's so easy to make. You just need to get it started early, and then it takes about 5 minutes an hour later. I made a half recipe, using 2 shallots instead of regular onion, medium barley instead of pearl and using the spices that go into poultry seasoning per Google. Wonderful flavor!


review by:
(27 Sep 2018)

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