3 c. water,
1 onion, chopped,
1 c. celery, chopped*,
1 1/2 c. carrots, chopped,
2 c. potatoes, diced,
1 qt. canned tomatoes (2 cans diced)**,
1/4 c. pearled barley***,
1 t. salt,
1 bay leaf,
1 t. kitchen bouquet,
1/8 t. basil,
1/4 t. pepper
1/2 t. garlic, m,inced (1 clove),
1 t. dried parsley,
1/2 t. vegetarian worcestershire sauce (or normal)
• Put 3 cups water in large pot; start heat.
• As water is coming to boil, chop and add vegetables in this order: onion, celery, carrots, potatoes.
• Add tomatoes, seasoning, and barley.
• Simmer until vegetables are tender.
**may blend the tomatoes before adding them.
***When I have leftover brown rice, I throw it in the last 5 minutes or so, instead of the barley.