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Adding pearl barley to soup

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MoreThanUs Sun 22-Jan-17 20:33:04

We've got a thing about pearl barley at the moment - absolutely love it and want to use it where we can. If I wanted to add it to a homemade smooth soup (like leek and potato - make it then whizz it up), would I make my soup as normal, then add uncooked barley and cook it for 40 minutes or cook it in water / stock until soft and then add it?

MoreThanUs Sun 22-Jan-17 20:33:54

Also, how else do you use it? If I wanted to add it to casserole, would I cook it until soft first and then add it?

FrutiFlutey Sun 22-Jan-17 21:30:08

When I cook it for a soup I put it in right at the beginning and cook in the water that's flavoured with the rest of the soup.

In a pan I would add it at the correct time and let cook in the soup too smile

FrutiFlutey Sun 22-Jan-17 21:30:34

First paragraph supposed to have slow cooker!

MoreThanUs Sun 22-Jan-17 22:00:52

Thank you! Anyone else, or am i officially boring? (Does feel like a crazy world asking about this when following Zombie's thread)

Weedsnseeds1 Mon 23-Jan-17 14:30:50

You just chuck it in at the start for soup or stew and let it cook in the liquid of the dish.

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