Today, however, as I am approaching my fourth anniversary in diabetic remission I decided to just go look up how much carbohydrate is barley. Quite a lot, but lots of fibre too. I tentatively did some searching for Instant Pot recipes and to my surprise, discovered that many of them had as little as 2/3 of a cup of uncooked barley. That's only 80 grams in an entire pot of soup!
So, my usual routine: I read six or seven different recipes and then went off on my own. The result was a smashing success and I have my favourite Winter soup again!
Fifteen minutes prep and 35 under pressure.
Beef, Barley, and Mushroom Soup
- 1 diced onion
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 diced carrot
- 1 diced celery stalk
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 lb beef stew meat
- 1 lb pureed Roma tomatoes
- 32 oz beef stock
- 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 2/3 cup pearled barley
When the buzzer goes, do a quick pressure release and go to town!