Our pearled barley is a versatile product. This is barley that has had its tough outer hull removed and then been polished down to make it easier to cook with. Pearl barley is great to add to soups, stews, risottos, and makes a great hot cereal in the mornings. Pearl barley is a great way to add fiber to your diet. This is a great substitute for rice. This is a must have for your long term food storage.
Pearled barley is a favorite for cereal and soups. This is a barley that has been processed to remove the tough inedible outer hull and then pearled or polished. It is versatile for many recipes. May be cooked and served as a side dish similar to rice. It may also be used to add healthful fiber, chewy texture and nutty flavor to soups, stews, casseroles, salads, pilafs, and fillings. The delicious flavor and versatility make it ideal for long-term food storage.
Packaging: This item is packed inside a mylar bag and then that bag is put inside a 5-gallon pail. If your pail arrives “sucked in,” this can be normal due to changes in elevation during transit. If this happens to your bucket simple open the seal to the lid to “reinflate” the pail, then put the lid back on. This will NOT shorten the shelf life of the product as it doesn’t affect the mylar bag and will still keep rodents out.
Shelf life estimates are based on industry studies from sources deemed reputable. Since Rainy Day Foods has no control over individual storage practices, they must disclaim any liability or warranty for particular results.
Shelf Life: Should be stored in cool dark place- optimum condition is 60 degrees or less- for longer storage. Storing properly in our enameled cans and Super pail buckets, product may store 30 years.
Directions: In medium saucepan with lid bring 3 cups water to a boil. Add 1 cup pearl barley and return to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 45 minutes or until barley is tender and the liquid is absorbed. Makes about 3-3/4 to 4 cups.
NOTE: Pearl barley may be cooked ahead and stored for a short time prior to using. Place cooked barley in an airtight container and refrigerate or freeze for up to a week. For best results, bring refrigerated or frozen barley to room temperature before using.
Ingredients: Pearl Barley. No preservative added
Packaged in a plant that handles milk, wheat, eggs, soy, and tree nut products.
5 Gallon Super Pail Bucket: E035- 36lbs. (16. 33kg) 163 servings