Barley is a nutty grain that Koreans have been using for centuries. We usually mix it with rice or make tea from it.

Recipe for barley rice:


1 cup of uncooked rice, 1 cup of barley and 2½ cups of water


  1. Combine  rice and barley to a thick pot and wash and drain the rice a couple of times. Drain the rice.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

barleyThis barley is split barley, called halmaek.barley

Recipes that use barley (bori):


  1. OlyTroy Olympia, Washington joined 6/20 & has 3 comments

    Any recipes that use rolled barley?

  2. Raeniel9970 Australia joined 7/13 & has 1 comment

    Can I use pearled barley for this recipe?

  3. alimama ny joined 9/11 & has 2 comments

    can i use pressed barley?

  4. JamieF New Zealand joined 1/11 & has 120 comments

    Thanks for the recipe on this page – I used it to make my rice last night and it was delicious – such a nice change from just rice. I do have a question though Maangchi: do you ever put salt in your rice when you are cooking it?

  5. korea4me South Korea joined 10/09 & has 55 comments

    우와! 망치의 보리밥 만드는 방법을 발견하네요! 기분이 참 좋습니다! 내일 설날 음식을 위해 보리밥을 꼭 준비하겠어요! ^__^

  6. Jennifer& has 2 comments

    I have a couple of request for you. I was wondering if you could show me how to make the split mung bean pancakes with pork and fernbrake and also the split mung bean stew bee-gee-gigae with kimchi and pork as well.

    Thank you so much!

  7. Maangchi New York City joined 8/08 & has 12,045 comments

    Sorry I have no idea about your question, but I think it depends on your choice.

  8. hey maanchi! how is the november weather in NY?
    this is the closest ingridient i could find to post my question. OK, my question is i bought a a bag of mixed beans for rice but I do not know the ratio to mix in with the rice. I was wondering if you knew. I dont want to mess it up! The beans look delicious

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