It is better to soak the pearl barley in advance, 4-5 hours in advance.
Wash the grits thoroughly, pour water 1 to 2, bring to a boil and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes.
At the same time, fry the diced onion in a frying pan in oil for about 2 minutes over medium heat.
We take any mushrooms, better, of course, forest, but I have mushrooms, cut into small plates. Add the onion to the pan and fry for 10 minutes over medium heat.
Onions and mushrooms should be lightly fried. Remove the onion and mushrooms.
Soup can be cooked in a saucepan, deep frying pan or cauldron. Take the chicken, I have a ham, my, cut into portions, put on a preheated frying pan (saucepan) skin down, without oil, fry until Golden brown on both sides.
Put the chicken, chopped carrots and celery, I have rings. Fry over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring.
Pour boiling water. The amount of water depends on the desired thickness of the soup, I have about 2 liters.Put the diced potatoes, bring to a boil.
Put the pearl barley. Boil.
Add fried mushrooms with onions, salt, pepper mixture, Bay leaf. Cook the soup until tender over medium heat for about 15 minutes.
Put the chopped green onions and parsley in the soup, mix, bring to a boil.
Turn off the fire, let the soup brew for 10 minutes.