Iron-Rich: Barley Soup Recipe
1 tablespoon Olive oil
1 Onion, chopped
3 cup Mushrooms, sliced
3/4 cup Pearl barley
6 cup Stock - veg or chicken
2 Bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
3 cup Potatoes, diced
1 Half a cup Carrots, diced
1/2 cup Parmesan, freshly grated, or
1/4 cup Fresh parsley, chopped
In large sauce pan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, stirring
often, for 2-3 mins. or until softened. Add mushrooms; cook,
stirring often, for about 5 mins. or until softened. Add barley;
cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add stock, 2 cups of water, bay leaves
and pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer,
covered, for 1 hour.
Add potatoes, carrots and salt to saucepan; return to boil. simmer
over medium-low heat for 30 mins. or until vegetables are tender.
Remove and discard bay leaves.
Taste and adjust seasoning. Ladle into bowls; sprinkle with Parmesan
Per serving: calories [about] 250 Protein [g] 5 fat [g]4 carbohydrate
[g] 50 source of fibre: very high source of iron: good Source:
Canadian Living Test Kitchen, Canadian Living [magazine] Feb 96
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