A great substitute for rice or pasta in a salad or with curry or greens.
Barley groats are very nutritious and are rich in fiber, but require lengthy cooking times. They provide a chewy texture and rich nutty flavor to soups, stews, broth, pilafs, and vegetable stuffings (e.g. for sweet peppers or zucchini).
Other forms of barley that can be substituted in recipes include pearl or pot barley and barley grits, but the cooking time is usually less.