If you've already got a pot of beef and vegetable soup ... drain off enough of the liquid (from the soup) to cook the barley in - then add it back to the ramainder of the soup and heat through - this way the barley gets the flavor from the soup (like using a broth/stock) without over cooking the rest of the soup.
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Thanks for that tip about cooking it in the broth to add flavour.
And thanks for the link - I have already googled it but there are so many different recipes I was hoping to get one that somebody here has already tried out.
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