Barley Porridge

Barley Porridge

Prep Time: 6 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Pre-soaking Barley: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 36 minutes

Yield: 3 cups


  • 1/2 cup whole barley
  • 4 1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
  • Sugar and milk to taste


  1. Soak the barley in 3/4 cup water for 1 hour.
  2. At the end of the hour, add the remaining 3 1/2 cups of water to a saucepan along with the cinnamon stick, cover pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the soaked barley as well as the soaking liquid to the boiling water and cook on medium heat for 30 minutes or until the barley is soft.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat and sweeten with sugar and milk to taste, stirring until fully incorporated.

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