Savory Barley Stew

Barley stew is soothing and nourishing to the stomach and digestive system and rich in fiber and minerals.

Yield: 
4-6 Servings

Updated: Tue, 04/03/2018 - 9:42pm

Ingredients: 
  • ¼ cup dried Shiitake mushrooms, soaked in 1 cup of water for 1 hour
  • 2”-4” piece kombu, soaked in 1 cup of water for 1 hour
  • 1-2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup dried barley
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Nama Shoyu®
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • ½ cup finely chopped parsley
Instructions: 
  1. After letting the mushrooms and kombu soak, remove from water and set aside. Reserve soaking water for later. Dry mushrooms and kombu and slice thinly. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a stock pot over low heat. Stir in onion and cook for 1-2 minutes; stir in the mushrooms and barley until thoroughly combined.
  3. Add in reserved soaking water, vegetable broth, sliced kombu, thyme and ginger.
  4. Cover and increase heat; bring to a boil, then simmer until barley is tender, about 45 minutes.
  5. Stir in the Nama Shoyu® and fresh pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley. Enjoy!