Winter Grains Soup

Prep: 30 minutes Cook: 1.5 hours

Serves:8-10

Ingredients

  • 10 cups water
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat berries
  • 2/3 cup dry brown lentils
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 1/4 cup barley
  • 1/4 cup parsley flakes
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 cups onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, sliced
  • 1/2 cup potatoes, cubed
  • assorted chopped vegetables (see hints below)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (optional)
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Directions

Place the water in a large soup pot. Add wheat berries, lentils, brown rice, barley, parsley and spices. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat for 60 minutes. Add the fresh chopped vegetables, cook 20 minutes. Then add the frozen vegetables and cook an additional 10 minutes.

Hint: You can use which ever additional vegetables you like, such as mushroom or broccoli florets. If you'd like a meat substitute choose a favorite such as extra firm tofu.