690- White Hessoua (Oats or Barley Milk Soup) / حسوا بيضاء (حساء الشوفان أو الشعير بالحليب)


100 grams (1 cup) steel-cut oats or barley
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt, to taste
500 ml (2 cups) water
250 ml (1 cup) milk
Dried thyme for decoration and flavor


1- On medium high heat, in a large saucepan, add water, salt, and olive oil. Once the water is hot, add the oats or the barley.
2- Bring the mixture to a boil and continue cooking for 15 minutes or so until the soup becomes thick.
3- Add the milk.
4- Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for around 10 minutes.
5- Serve the soup hot and for more flavor crush some dried thyme on top!