How to make kids eat more grains? Put them into their favorite soup and they will gulp them down as if they won a first prize! And this soup is so easy to prepare yet so delicious and eye appealing with that dollop of sour cream and soup crackers on the top...who can possibly resist to dig in?
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¾ cup barley
4 cups veggie stock
2 8 oz. cans tomato sauce
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 small onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 potato, diced
3 carrots, diced
2 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp sugar
Add barley to lightly salted boiling water and cook over medium heat until soft, about 30 minutes. Set aside.
Cook potatoes and carrots in veggie stock until juts tender. Set aside.
Into a big enough pot over medium heat, put olive oil, onion, and garlic, and sauté with a pinch of salt and a dash of black pepper until soft. Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, and sugar. Stir and cook until it starts to bubble. Add veggie stock with potato and carrots and cooked barley. Stir and simmer for 10 minutes. Taste, add salt if needed, and serve with soup crackers and a dollop of sour cream.