This barley is split barley and it’s called halmaek. You can use whole grain barley, too.
Recipe for barley rice:
1 cup of uncooked rice, 1 cup of barley and 2½ cups of water
Combine rice and barley to a thick pot and wash and drain the rice a couple of times. Drain the rice.
Add 2½ cups water. Covered. Set it aside on the kitchen counter for 30 minutes. Bring it to a boil over medium high heat for about 8-10 minutes until it boils.
Stir with a spoon a few times. Covered. Cook another 15- 20 minutes over low heat to simmer. Open the lid and fluff the rice with a wooden spoon. Serve with side dishes.