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Food and Recipe Barley Mushroom Soup

Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Healthy Living' started by Jeanh, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. Barley Mushroom Soup
    The crimini mushrooms and tawny port gives this Barley Mushroom Soup extra flavor. This soup is a great way to enjoy the health benefits of barley.
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    Prep and Cook Time:
    Prep time: 20 min; Cook time: 55 min

    Ingredients:
    • 1/2 cup pearl barley
    • 1 medium onion, chopped fine
    • 3 medium cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1 medium carrot, peeled and diced in 1/4-inch cubes
    • 2 1/2 cups crimini mushrooms, cut in half and sliced
    • 1/2 cup Tawny port
    • 1 TBS + 6 cups chicken or vegetable Please or Register to view links
    • 1 TBS chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 TBS chopped fresh thyme (or 1 tsp dried thyme)
    • 1/2 TBS chopped fresh sage (or 1/2 tsp dried sage)
    • Salt and black pepper to taste
    Directions:

    1. Rinse and soak barley in 1 cup of warm water while preparing rest of ingredients.
    2. Heat 1 TBS broth in a medium soup pot. Healthy Sauté onion, garlic, and carrots in broth for 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently.
    3. Add mushrooms and continue to sauté for another 3 minutes. Add drained barley and Tawny Port and cook for about 2 minutes.
    4. Add rest of broth and bring soup to a boil on high heat. Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 40 minutes, or until barley and carrots are tender.
    5. Add herbs, salt, and pepper at the end of cooking and serve.
    Serves 4
     
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