Cover again and continue to simmer for approximately 10 -15 minutes or until most of the
water is absorbed and barley is tender. If there is a lot of water left, drain off and then set
aside in pot for 5 minutes. Fluff the cooked pearl barley with a fork and set aside to cool. If
you would like to serve a cold salad, place the cooked pearl barley in the fridge to chill.