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Warm up with a bowl of soup that's brimming with healthy grains and bright vegetables.

Source: Everyday Food, October 2011
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Cook's Notes

Quick-cooking barley has been hulled, steamed, and then dried, so it will become soft and plump in 10 minutes as it simmers in broth with chicken and aromatics.

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  • cherm518425637
    6 FEB, 2014
    OMG! This is so good! The only thing I did different was add kale instead of the spinach because that's what I had in the fridge. Super good, hardy, and my house smells incredible! This is a keeper for sure!
  • SKS
    18 NOV, 2012
    So good. The spinach makes it extra special. If you don't have barley, brown rice works great too!
  • ghostahface1
    13 SEP, 2012
    Me and my family love this soup.It is a mainstay for us.
  • ThisIsHeather
    2 FEB, 2012
    This is a very satisfying soup and a great way to use up spinach. Have made it several times.
  • MrsGalapagos
    22 OCT, 2011
    The spinach makes this soup phenomenal. I saw it last week on the show and just made my third batch today since I'm having my adult kids for dinner.
  • mischuring
    7 OCT, 2011
    loved this soup. quick and easy and fantastic flavor.
  • MissSherri
    7 OCT, 2011
    I watched them make this soup, it looked so easy I had to try. Loved it! Taste great and was easy to make.
  • divajess
    7 OCT, 2011
    Easy, delicious. I could not find quick-cook barley, so I used regular barley and cooked it separately, then added it close to the end of cooking. Next time I think I will omit the thyme.
  • dianastyles
    5 OCT, 2011
    This was a very satisfying and delicious recipe.

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