Minestra d’Orzo

Barley Soup

Low No 4 serves
25 minutes

25' in the pot


Barley Soup


  • 150 g Monte Castello Pearl Barley;
  • 100 g diced smoked bacon;
  • 1 carrot;
  • 1 stalk of celery;
  • 1 medium onion;
  • 1 medium potato;
  • 40 g butter;
  • 1 l broth;
  • 2 bay leaves;
  • 2 spoons of extra virgin olive oil;
  • Salt to taste;
  • Pepper to taste


    Start by peeling the vegetables and dicing them. Put the butter in a pan and when it is melted let the onion soften, then the carrot and celery, cook for 5 minutes. Wash the Monte Castello Pearl Barley in plenty of water. Then add the barley and toast it for about 5 minutes. Pour 4 ladles of hot broth into the pot and then add the diced potato. Cook for about 20-25 minutes (10 minutes in a pressure cooker) taking care to add more hot broth as needed. In a separate pan, cook the bacon until it becomes crisp. Once the barley is cooked, add the diced bacon and sprinkle with grated cheese and serve.

    Small reminder

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    Enjoy your meal!

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