Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

This inexpensive, hearty soup is perfect for everyone. Use whatever combination of grains you wish (as long as it equals 1/2 cup), likewise use whatever vegetables you wish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter (or heat oil) over medium heat and cook the onion until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add garlic, stock, grains and vegetables EXCEPT cabbage; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Add cabbage and dried herbs; simmer for about 15 more minutes or until vegetables and grains are all tender.
  5. Stir in fresh parsley, taste, and add salt and pepper if you wish.


Most Helpful

I added more grain and used tapioca instead of rutabaga, resulting in a delicious stew-like concoction. Great stuff! Thanks for this delicious recipe.

Is This Really Necessary May 28, 2002

This is a real stick to the ribs soup. Great flavor - the flavor is rather hard to discribe it is almost spicy but yet suble, it must be the just right combination of veggies and herbs. As said inexpensive and very satisfying. It is a meal in a bowl and produces 6 generous servings. I used a combination or brown rice, Barley & mixed lentils Thanks Lernnie

Bergy March 16, 2002

This was wonderful! I added a can of Rotel tomatoes and I used broccoli instead of the rutabagas. I may add some mushrooms next time. It is super easy and the very flavor rich. I highly recommend it.

mrswalker March 12, 2002

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