I want to make a baked rice pudding with plums. I was wondering since pearl barley is sometimes used for risotto if I could use it instead of rice here too. Will it bet the sticky, sort of slimy consistency rice gets when boiled in milk?

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    You might want to look up "frumenty", a medieval dish (sometimes) prepared similarly. – Sneftel Jan 27 at 20:41

In case anyone else was wondering too, I tried it and it worked fine. It's not exactly the same consistency as when using rice but I still enjoyed it very much.

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  • I'm not surprised, because I've had a pearl barley risotto (and it was delicious) – Chris H Feb 7 at 16:18

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