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       Title: Barley Basics
  Categories: Information
       Yield: 1 
  
  
   Use cooked barley as a substitute for cooked rice or other grains in your
   favorite recipes.  Below is a helpful reference chart.
   
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    | MEDIUM BARLEY       WATER         SALT (optional)       YIELD  |
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    |   1/4 cup           1 cup           1/8 tsp.            1 cup  |
    |   1/2 cup           2 cups          1/4 tsp.            2 cups |
    |   3/4 cup           3 cups          1/2 tsp.            3 cups |
    |     1 cup           4 cups          1/2 tsp.            4 cups |
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    |  QUICK BARLEY       WATER         SALT (optional)       YIELD  |
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    |   1/3 cup         2/3 cups          1/8 tsp.            1 cup  |
    |   2/3 cup       1-1/3 cups          1/4 tsp.            2 cups |
    |     1 cup           2 cups          1/2 tsp.            3 cups |
    | 1-1/3 cup       2-2/3 cups          1/2 tsp.            4 cups |
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   COOKING DIRECTIONS
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   Boil water.  Stir in barley and salt, if desired.  Cover; reduce heat.
   Simmer:
     ~~ 45 to 50 minutes for Medium Barley
     ~~ 10 to 12 minutes for Quick Barley
   Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.
   
   HELPFUL HINTS
   * To store cooked barley:
     Refrigerate barley in tightly covered container up to 1 week.  Or,
     freeze in tightly covered container bag up to 6 months.
   
   * To reheat cooked barley:
     MICROWAVE: Remove barley from freezer container or bag.  Place in
     microwavable container.  For each cup of barley, sprinkle with 2
     tablespoons water; cover.  Microwave on HIGH 2 to 3 minutes,
     stirring half way through cooking.
   
     STOVETOP: Place barley in heavy saucepan.  For each cup of barley,
     sprinkle with 2 tablespoons water; cover.  Cook over low heat 5 to 8
     minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
   
   * For a new twist --
     ~~ toss cooked barley into salads
     ~~ stir cooked barley into soups and stews
     ~~ mix cooked barley with stir-fried vegetables
   
   Source: Quaker’s Best Barley Recipes
   Copyright 1992 The Quaker Oats Company
   Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company
   Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
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