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Barley and Mushroom Soup Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $3-$5
Servings: 6 -8

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup barley rinsed
  • 2 medium onions diced
  • 1/2 lb mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 8 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 large carrot thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp minced parsley or dill to serve
  • Sour cream to serve optional

Instructions

  1. How to make Mushroom and Barley Soup:
  2. Dice 2 onions and slice 1/2 lb of mushrooms, and thinly slicing 1 carrot.
  3. In a large soup pot heat 2 Tbsp of oil and 2 Tbsp of butter, then add 1/2 cup of barley along with diced onions. Cook over medium heat for 5 min, stirring frequently.
  4. Add sliced mushrooms and cook for another 5 min or until mushroom liquid has evaporated.
  5. Next, add 8 cups of chicken broth, sliced carrot, 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/4 tsp of ground pepper. Bring soup to a boil and skim off impurities that float to the top.
  6. Cover and simmer on low heat for 1 hour. stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle with parsley or dill before serving.