Quaker Medium Barley


Bring on the barley. The best soups, stews and meals begin when you blend in the bold, hearty goodness. Pearled barley is a delicious source of fiber too. Medium barley cooks in just 45-50 minutes – and delivers full flavor fast.

  • Low fat and sodium free

Product formulation and packing and promotion may change. For current information, refer to packaging on store shelves.

Stove Top Preparation

To Make 3 Serving:

  • 4 Cups Water
  • 3/4 Cup Barley
  • Dash of salt (optional)

To Make 9 Servings (Full Box):

  • 12 Cups Water
  • 2 -1/3 Cups Barley
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt (optional)


  1. Stir barley and salt into briskly boiling water.
  2. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 45 to 50 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Store in refigerator for up to 1 week.


Add 1/4 Cup of Quaker® Barley to each quart of soup. Cook 1 hour longer.

Freeze and Microwave Reheat Directions:

To Freeze Barley:
Spoon 1-1/2 cups cooked, cooled barley into a freezer bag; freeze.
Label; freeze up to 1 month.

To Reheat Barley:
Empty barley into medium microwaveable bowl; cover loosley with plastic wrap.
Microwave at HIGH 3 minutes 30 seconds to 4 minutes or until broken apart; fluff with fork.
Use in place of rice or pasta in soups, stews, pilaf, cold or hot salads, casseroles, or lightly season with herbs for a satisfying side dish.

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