Vegan Ričet – Barley stew

Vegan Ričet – Barley stew

Ingredients: (for 4 persons – for 2 days 😉 )

  • 300g barley (soak overnight)
  • 5 medium potatoes (400 g)
  • 3-4 medium onions (300 g)
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • 4 medium carrots (180 g)
  • 2 cans of baked beans
  • 1 can of brown beans (with water)
  • 2,5 l water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • olive oil, 4 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 2 pinches of turmeric, 1-2 tsp of smoked paprika, 2-4 tbsp parsley, 1 tsp dill

*If you would like more protein in your meal add diced smoked tofu at the end (it tastes better if you fry it in a small pan seperately and then add to the stew).

I added one can of baked beans later on.. 🙂


  1. Soak barley overnight and rinse them with water before cooking.
  2. Cut and slice all the vegetables and prepare all the ingredients.
  3. In a large pot saute chopped onion and add minced garlic (be careful not to burn the garlic).
  4. Add sliced carrots, potatoes, barley and beans.
  5. Add 2,5l of water and let it boil.
  6. Add spices to your taste with bay leaves and let it simmer for 30-40 minutes.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

You can cook it one day ahead, because it tastes better the second day 🙂

I always prepare a large 6 l pot for the whole family so we eat it for 2 days or you can freeze it.

while cooking..
This is what it looks like the next day, because it soakes with water.
Just add about 2dl of water and mix. Add salt and other spices to taste if you need to…