Seriously, do a really good job of rinsing the barley. I rinse mine by putting it in a bowl, filling the bowl with hot water, using my hands to agitate the barley and loosen the starches on the exterior, tipping out most of the water, and repeating this process 4 or 5 times. If you don't rinse well, you could end up with slimy barley and/or a glue-like consistency to your soup. Nobody wants that.
Golden Lentil Barley Soup originally printed from https://yupitsvegan.com/golden-lentil-barley-soup/ December 27, 2016