Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pearly barley
  • 4 cups water

Directions:

Combine the barley and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, then remove the pan from the heat.

Ingredients (use vegan versions):

  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes (canned is okay)
  • 1/2 cup diced green chilies (canned is okay)
  • 4 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2 medium chopped onions

Directions:

In a large pot, saute’ above ingredients till onions are softened. Then add the following Ingredients (use vegan versions):

Ingredients (use vegan versions):

  • 1 lb. chopped green cabbage
  • 1 finely diced medium zucchini
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1 cup lentils
  • cooked barley
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • pinch of oregano
  • 3 quarts of vegetable broth

Directions:

Simmer everything for at least an hour. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Top with chopped cilantro just before serving. Serves 12 to 15.

Note: This is even better the next day.