Japanese Pearl Barley (Mochi Mugi), 14.1 oz
In Japan, pearl barley is often used to support people’s diet due to its high fiber content. When making gohan (steamed rice), Japanese people often add pearl barley into it in order to increase the dietary fiber content without spoiling the gohan’s texture and flavor. Pearl barley contains 12.4 grams (0.44 oz) of fiber per 100 grams (3.5 oz), which is equivalent to 8 times more fiber than celery. Toyohashi’s Japanese Pearl Barley (Mochi Mugi) is made with pearl barley grown in Japan and it exhibits a plump and chewy mocha-like texture, which makes it great with many dishes. In addition to using with rice, you can mix the nutritious pearl barely into soups, stews, salad, meat sauces, and hamburgers. If you keep Japanese Pearl Barley in your pantry, it will never be difficult to maintain your healthy fiber intake.
When you enjoy Japanese Pearl Barley with rice, mix with a ratio of 6 parts rice to 1 part barley, soak in water for 30 minutes, and then cook. When you use this nutritious barley for other dishes, it is recommended to boil it first. Boil the desired amount of barley in water for 15-20 minutes, then drain and wash it in running water, and drain once again. Then you can blend the pre-cooked barley into various dishes to easily increase fiber content! It’s great with burger patties, meat sauces, gyoza stuffing, risotto, croquettes, soups, and simmered dishes. You can even add it to bean or potato salads. The barley’s unique texture also creates a playful twist for your dishes.