Rassolnik is a very popular Russian soup which is made from pickled cucumbers, pearl barley and pork or beef kidneys. This dish is very tasty and satisfying. It is especially good in winter time with black bread and butter.


  • 2,5 liter of beef meat water or of chicken soup
  • 1 carrot
  • 3 pickled cucumbers
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 palm of pearled barley (or rice)
  • 100 gram of greens


Put beef meat water on low fire. During all the preparation do not allow very strong boiling. Peel and grate the carrot and put in the beef meat water. Then add pearled barley. If you haven’t got any, you can replace it with rice. Then shred cucumbers. The length of pieces should be 2 cm approximately. Peel potatoes, if needed and cut in cubes. Add cucumbers and potatoes in the soup. Boil 20-30 minutes. Then cut greens and add in the soup. Boil another 5 minutes. To serve hot.

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