I would love to share my recipe. Thank you so much for asking!
The amounts here aren't exact, which is cool since this is a very forgiving recipe. You can alter the size or proportions of the ingredients to your liking. With the measurements here, though, there should be at least seven servings; they make good leftovers too.
Icxcnika's Yummy Veggie Stew:
about 4 medium-sized potatoes
one medium onion, diced and sauteed until just starting to get brown, in 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
4 or 5 carrots, cut into disks (or one small bag frozen disk-sliced carrots)
4 celery stalks, diced small
about 3 cups of peas (or 1/2 small bag frozen peas)
1 medium can stewed tomatoes (plain, or Italian-seasoned)
1/2 cup rinsed barley
1/2 cup rinsed brown rice
salt,pepper, etc. to taste
Peel and dice potatoes (maybe 3/4 inch or so??), slice carrots and celery, rinse barley and brown rice. Stick them all in a huge pot with enough water to cover. Turn heat on high. Saute onions. Once pot is boiling, stir and add peas. Add onions, oil and all, into pot. Add can of tomatoes, juice and all. Add more water to pot as needed. (I usually leave the lid off.) Turn heat down to medium, keep stirring occasionally. Add salt, pepper, or other herbs and seasonings to taste (if you add the seasoned tomatoes, you won't need to add as many herbs/spices). You can even add maybe 3 diced garlic cloves if you want, or zucchini slices. Continue to cook until potatoes are soft and tender and barley and rice are nice and cooked (maybe 45 min.? I never time it, lol). Turn down to simmer if the heat is too high. You can simmer it for a while to let the flavors blend. Yummy stew! I would serve this with bread and butter, or crackers. For leftovers: the next day, more of the water will have absorbed, and the stew will be thicker. You can eat it this way (I leave it in the pot and just heat it on the stove again for a family dinner, or scoop out a bowlful and heat it in the microwave for an individual serving), or stir in more water while heating if you want.
Hope this works well for you!
God bless you,