With its nutty flavor and pasta-like chew, barley is a versatile grain. High in fiber and protein, it is also a nutritious alternative to rice. For inspiration on how to incorporate this healthy grain into your diet, browse through this collection of barley recipes, from hearty salads to breakfast porridge.
Máchica is a sweetened, spiced grain blend that Ecuadorans use to enrich the texture and flavor of drinks. Spanish colonists brought this cooking technique to Ecuador from Mexico, where corn is used instead of barley.