- 3 cups water (or stock)
- 1 cup hulled barley
- Sea salt (if desired)
- Bring 3 cups water to a boil. Add a pinch of salt (optional).
- Add 1 cup hulled barley and return to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 50-55 minutes (if substituting pearl barley, cook 45 minutes).
- Remove from heat, allow to sit for 10 minutes and then drain off any unabsorbed liquid.