Skillet Tomato & Barley Soup
1/2 cup barley
1 cup water
1/2 white onion
2 celery stalks
1 tablespoon fresh basil (less if dried)
1 can condensed tomato soup + 1/2 can water
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
vegetable oil to saute in
Put barley and water in small pan, cook as you would rice.
While that's cooking, saute onions and celery until they're tender. Add the basil and cook a little while longer. Then stir in the soup & water, spices, and barley. Simmer until everything is well mixed, and it has thickened up a little.
Source of recipe: My kitchen cabinets were a little bare, and this was the result.