Hi! Just about any veggies go well with barley. I have made vegetable
barley soup in two ways.
I used to make it by dicing carrots, celery, onions, a sweet potato,
zucchini, and other things too--if I had other veggies in the
refrigerator. Fresh corn cut off the cob was good, too. I threw in
the veggies along with about 1/2 cup barley and six cups of water. Then
I'd add one or two cans of crushed tomatoes. I think it cooked for a
couple of hours. This was a recipe that I got off a package of
barley. The original recipe called for ham, but I left that out. I
never made it exact so it was different every time. I haven't made it
for a while, but it was a "standard" here for quite a long time. <G>
My favorite barley soup right now is to simply cut up a bunch of
veggies. I throw them all in the food processor and chop them small, as
that's the way I like them. My mom chops by hand into big pieces,
though, and that's good too. I am not exact with anything. I chop up a
bunch of carrots, celery, one onion, and whatever else is around. The
original recipe called for parsnips, turnips, and some other things. I
sometimes add a sweet potato or even a regular potato or two. The
veggies are supposed to saute in a little bit of olive oil for a few
minutes, but you could saute in water or in vegetable broth. Then I had
water and barley--no exact amount. <G> It depends on how many
chopped veggies I ended up with.
This is probably my favorite soup right now, but, unfortunately, my
children don't like it.
For them, I separate out some of the veggies and don't add barley. I
add lots of diced potatoes instead, for a potato soup. Sometimes, in
fact usually, I cook and blend the veggies first--right in the
blender--for a smooth broth. Then I add the diced potatoes and one
sliced carrot. The kids don't like to see the onions and celery and
stuff in the soup, even though they know they're there. <G>
I hope this helps.
Barbarisi, Karen R. wrote:
> Hello everyone, hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving.
> Two questions for you:
> I just got into eating barley and I love it. I would like to make a
> soup with barley and would love recipes of what vegtables go well with
> I'm also in the market to buy a new set of pans. Does anyone have any
> favorites for cooking all our delicious vegetarian recipes?
> thanks bunches