In soup pot, add water and bouillon. Bring to boil; simmer, covered, 15 mins. Add carrots, rutabaga, celery, and onions; simmer 15 mins or until tender but not mushy.
Separately cook, rinse, drain, and cool barley and alphabet pasta; set aside. After vegs are tender, add tomatoes, peas, and green beans. Simmer an additional 5 mins; stir in cornstarch and water. Allow soup to thicken slightly and add barley and pasta. Heat only long enough to warm all ingredients.Servings: