Ash-e-jow (Iranian/Persian Barley Soup)

Ash-e-jow (Iranian/Persian Barley Soup)

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"I've seen a lot of recipes for this soup; however, my mother-in-law adds tomato paste for a bit of a different flavour and she doesn't add any lentils or beans. It's thick, filling, and delicious, and you could make it vegetarian by using vegetable stock."

Ingredients

2 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 193 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 193 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.3g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 178 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the chicken stock in a pot to a gentle simmer.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat and saute the onion until translucent. Add the pearl barley to the pot and stir for one minute. Stir in the hot chicken stock, turmeric, lime juice, tomato paste, salt, and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Mix in the carrots and continue simmering 30 minutes or until the soup has thickened and the carrots and barley are tender. If the soup is too thick, add hot water, one tablespoon at a time.
  4. Place the sour cream in a small bowl. Slowly pour 1/2 cup of hot soup mixture into sour cream, whisking constantly. Gradually add the sour cream mixture into the soup pot, whisking constantly. Stir in the fresh parsley. Serve with fresh lime wedges.
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My best friend is Persian, and I love the rich flavour of Persian food. This soup is great and full of flavour. I've always tried to make Persian food myself, but whenever I've tried it doesn...

I never do these online review things, but I had to say how much I loved this soup! The ingredients are so simple, but somehow it's more than the some of its parts--it has a rich, subtle, slight...

Added cubed chicken. I recommend using yogurt instead of sour cream. I doubled the amount of yogurt as I like my soup a little sour. Great recipe.