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Favorite Recipes: BF Herb Barley Tofu Soup

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Name: George A. (Eagle1)
Total Recipes: 5



BF Herb Barley Tofu Soup

Dish: Soups
Dish Type: Vegetables
Cooking Method: Stove Top
Diet: Healthy
Difficulty: 6 / 10
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15
Cook Time: 45

  • Cup 4 - water
  • Cube 3 - beef bullion
  • Cup 1/3 - brown rice
  • Cup 1/3 - barley
  • Stalk 1 - celery, diced
  • Cup 1/4 - onion, diced
  • Clove 2 - 3 - garlic, thinly sliced
  • Teaspoon 1/4 - dry basil leaves
  • Teaspoon 1/4 - dry oregano leaves
  • Each 12 - peppercorns
  • Each 1 - bay leaf
  • Ounces 8 - firm tofu, diced
  • Cup 1/2 - sliced fresh carrots or other vegetable
  • Cup 1/2 - chopped fresh brocolli or other vegetable
  • Cup 1/2 - diced fresh zucchini or other vegetable

Put water in medium covered pot

Add bullion, rice, barley, celery, onion, garlic, herbs, bay leaf, and peppercorns

Bring to boil on stove top, stir, then reduce heat to simmer and cover pot

Cook for 25 minutes, stir periodically, then add remaining ingredients

Bring to boil again, then reduce heat to simmer and cover pot

Cook for 20 more minutes (45 minutes total), stir periodically, or until rice and barley are tender

Salt and pepper to taste, dispose of bay leaf


The BF in the name stands for Bottom of the Fridge -- whatever is on hand. I make a pot of this weekly and make a meal of it with stoned wheat crackers. Enjoy!

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Su A. (Su)
11/11/2007 12:21 AM ET
Hi George- I posted my books tonight--we'll see if I have any takers (actually I think there may be one on that auto request thing already). This is really a neat place. Thanks for the info--Su from Homestead Handcrafts