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Too much barley in vegetable soup

I added half a cup of barley to a vegetable (medley) soup and now the soup only tastes of barley. I made the stock from yesterday’s roast chicken. What can I add to counteract the floury taste?
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Is barley the same as bulgur?

Some sources seem to suggest that they are not, some suggest that they are but they are treated/processed differently. I want to know if they are fundamentally the same grain, because they are very ...
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How long should pearl barley be boiled for?

Different recipes that involve boiling pearl barley recommend boiling pearl barley for different periods of time. How long should pearl barley be boiled for, and why do different packets of pearl ...
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Substituting barley for pasta

I want to substitute barley for 1/2 cup of macaroni in a soup. How much barley should I use?
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How do I reconstitute vacuum sealed Tibetan Barley Wine?

Last month I stayed in a homestay in Sichuan Province that was owned and run by a Tibetan family. At dinner they served an amazing barley wine made from Tibetan barley that they called "qingke" barley....
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Can I cook/eat unhulled malted barley? [closed]

I've got a small bag of whole barley malt intended for brewing beer. After doing a bit of reading I'm getting conflicting information. Some say the outer hull in not edible, while others say it is ...
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How to make Barley bread?

I started experimenting with baking using mixture of wheat and barley. The loaf was very tasty when made this way. Barley is one of the grains that has gluten. So is there a recipe for bread with ...
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How to get good barley texture

I have had barley a few times where each pearl is light, slightly dry and separate. When I've cooked it at home I get a very gummy, clumpy texture. I have been cooking it by rinsing the barley, ...
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Should I delay adding barley when making vegetable barley soup?

When adding barley to a soup (usually with some combination of vegetables), should I add the barley later than the rest of the ingredients?
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Barley vs. oats?

What is the difference between barley and oats? In the US grocery stores (EDIT: in one grocery store) they seem to be considered to be the same thing, are they?
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Dark barley water

I happened across the wikipedia article on barley water today, and it features a photo of some very dark barley water: As far as I know, barley water is normally much lighter than that. Where does ...
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What can I do to add more flavor into my beef barley soup?

This time around my beef barley soup is tasting a bit on the plain side. It has the right amount of saltiness but is lacking in the flavorful department. The ingredients used thus far have been: Beef ...
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How do you properly soak and cook barley?

I am going to be making a beef barley soup and need to soak the pearl barley overnight. There are no directions on the back of the package and so I am unclear on what to do. There is a recipe for a ...