Garlicky Soup

Ingredients:

3 quarts water
30 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 c. barley
1/4 c. wild rice
4 onions, chopped
4 potatoes, peeled and chunked
4 carrots, peeled and sliced
3 stalks celery, sliced
4 T. soy sauce
1 t. dried thyme
Salt to taste

Directions:

Place 2 cups of the water in a large soup pot. Add the whole garlic cloves and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes. Remove the garlic cloves and mash them thoroughly before proceeding. (Use a potato masher or process in a blender or food processor.) Add the remaining 2 1/2 quarts water, barley and wild rice. Bring to a boil, cover and cook for 15 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and continue to cook until tender 30 to 45 minutes. Add salt to taste.

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