The reasons i love pearl barley soup are that it is like having a really wholesome meal. It tastes delicious. It is really easy to make.
Pearl Barley was the grain most consumed by the Prophet SAW. It has cleansing properties, is anti inflammatory, high in fibre, promotes healthy blood sugar and cures ailments of the heart and kidneys.
My children are currently painting which gives me time to breathe for half an hour before i have to get them ready for nursery. My son has painted a huge giant on one page of his scrapbook and Hulk holding a jellyfish on another. My daughter has drawn spiderman and a hedgehog in her scrapbook and is now singing a really strange song..okey dokey. I love the randomness of kids.
Yesterday we made chocolate dates like the ones in this post again. This time with the kids. It didn't go as i had envisioned! Needless to say there was a lot of smeared chocolate around. When they are so close together in age, you stop one and the other one grabs something. That being said, it's a whole lot easier then it was last year when they were 3 and 2 and i am so grateful for their cheekiness and noise. Life would be really boring without them!
Back to the soup, the other reason i love this soup is because my husband loves it. WOOO!
I think i may be developing hay fever.. My bro and sis have it already and for the last few days i have been in the house scratching away at my eyes and sneezing. Could be something else but it feels like hay fever. A much milder case then my brother/sister. I really feel for them and any other people suffering, in this weather! I'm about to drop a prayer for you right now.
Anyhooooo, here is that soup recipe! Enjoy!
Pearl Barley Soup
- 1 tbsp Oil
- 1 onion sliced finely
- 1 lb chicken breast in 1/2 inch cubes cleaned and set aside
- 3-4 cloves garlic crushed
- 2 carrots chopped into 1/2 inch rounds
- 1/2 inch ginger peeled and grated
- 125 g pearl barley rinsed
- 400 ml Chicken Stock
- Salt and pepper to taste
Add the oil to a pan over high heat.
Add the onions, garlic , ginger and chicken breast to the pan and brown for 5 minutes.
Now add the carrots, stock, pearl barley and salt and pepper.
Bring to the boil, lower the heat and cover the pan.
Simmer for 35 mins over a low heat and season. You may need to check the water at 25 - 30 mins and top up.
Sara | Life's Little Sweets says
This soups looks so nourishing and delicious, I would love some on a cold and rainy day like today! Thank you for sharing this marvelous recipe!
Thankyou for your kind comments. It is so delicious and hearty and perfect for rainy weather! 🙂
Sorry you're not feeling well, but this soup sounds like the perfect cure! I can't wait to make this soup for my 3-year-old. He loves everything in it: barley, chicken, and carrots. Yum!
Thank you! My daughter also loves everything in it so its perfect for her! I have made some today and hoping to tuck into it later!
Beth @ Binky's Culinary Carnival says
I love barley in soups! I am sorry that you have developed hay fever! It sucks! I've had it forever!
Thank you, aww hope the hay fever calms down!
Kathi @ laughing spatula says
This soup looks so comforting and so simple to make! I love the easy ingredient list!
Thank you! I was trying to keep the ingredient list down and keep it as simple as poss!
Ksenia @ At the Immigrant's Table says
Soup, painting and chocolate dates - the perfect recipe for a gloomy rainy day. Hope yours went well!
Haha yes it was the perfect day..although it was quite hot where i was!
Lisa | Garlic + Zest says
I adore a barley soup -- it's so warm and satisfying! Putting this one on my to-do list!
It certainly is. Yay please do try it!
do you think i can make this in a soup maker
I haven't tried it myself so I can't be sure. As long as the soup maker has a cycle that runs long enough to cook the Barley - 30 -35 minutes, it should be ok. Alternatively you can boil the Pearl Barley separately. x