The Saturday Simmer: Soups and stew recipes with barley
While cleaning out my pantry after the crazy holiday season, I discovered a mason jar of pearl barley buried deep on the shelf, and right away I began to look for new recipes that call for it. I love barley, chewy and nutty and substantial. Barley shines in soups and stews, where it absorbs any flavors from the broth that surrounds it, as in this barley stew with beans and herbs, from Turmeric and Saffron. A fiber-rich whole grain with many nutritional benefits, barley is an economical addition that thickens soups and stews.
Mushroom barley soup, from The Shiksa in the Kitchen
Barley stew with beans and herbs, from Turmeric and Saffron
Beef, leek and barley soup, from Smitten Kitchen
Yogurt barley soup, from The Kitchn
Lean bison and barley soup with green peas, from Cookin' Canuck
Crockpot chicken and barley vegetable stew, from Iowa Girl Eats
Barley minestrone with Canadian bacon, Savoy cabbage, and rosemary, from Kalyn's Kitchen
Lamb and barley stew, from Nose To Tail At Home
Which will you try first? What intrigues you? Please leave feedback on the original recipe post, and let us know if you've made or adapted any of these recipes. See you next Saturday, and every Saturday, with more soups, stews and chili.
[All photos used with permission.]