Soak the beans overnight. Cut the dried ribs into small pieces. Cook them separately. Add a bit of salt to the beans. Once the water boils, discard the water, add fresh water and continue to cook until beans and dried ribs are tender. In a third bowl, cook barley a add a bit of salt.
Clean onions and root vegetables and cut them into cubes. Add oil to a deep pan, saute the onions, carrots, parsley and celery. Add some water and simmer until vegetables are tender. Add cooked beans and barley, pour in enough water so that ričet remain thick. Season with salt and pepper and add the bay leaf. Briefly boil, add the tomato paste and flour whisked in a bit of water. Finally add the cooked cured meat cut into small pieces. If desired, add the vinegar.
Serving Serve ričet (barley with beans) with homemade corn bread.
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