Those that are regular visitors know I have a slight, if not disturbing infatuation with Ninja range of machines, and obviously use them all the time. The one machine I thought I would not use too much was the blender/soup maker. However, I was wrong and love making soups.
I have made so far;
- Tomato & Basil
- Curry Cauliflower
- Butternut Squash
- Chicken Noodle
- Leak & Potato
Today I decided to make root vegetable with chicken and barley, and yes, it was delicious, so much so I have just made a second batch so I can take some to work tomorrow for lunch. The photos are of the last two soups I made. On the left is chicken noodle, and on the right is today’s soup Root Veg with Chicken & Barley, and I have included the recipe too.
- 750ml chicken stock
- 50g pearl barley
- 2 sticks of celery
- 1 onion – chopped
- 1 large parsnip
- 2 carrots
- 3 chicken thighs – boned and cut into chunks
- 1/4 swede or 1 whole turnip
- bay leaf
- salt & pepper
- Thyme or rosemary – your choice
- Chopped parsley (keep till the end)
Chop all the vegetable into bit size chunks.
Ninja users – Put all ingredients into the pot and press chunky soup
Pot user – simmer the stock with the barley for 20 minutes, then add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.
Everyone – when cooked remove the bay leaf, serve in bowls with chopped parsley on the top.