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Mushroom-Barley Soup

Prep time 12 mins
Cook time 55 mins
Other time 10 mins
Yield 8 servings (serving size 1 cup)
The combination of barley and two types of mushrooms gives this soup a rich, earthy flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 ounce dried shiitake mushrooms (about 2/3 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups finely chopped onion (about 1 medium)
  • 1 (12-ounce) package pre-sliced button mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup uncooked pearl barley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 1/2 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh chives

Nutrition Information

  • calories 108
  • fat 2 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • protein 5.2 g
  • carbohydrate 19.3 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • iron 0.7 mg
  • sodium 545 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 17 %
  • fiber 3.3 g
  • calcium 23 mg

How to Make It

  1. Pour boiling water over shiitake mushrooms; let stand 10 minutes. Drain shiitake mushrooms, reserving liquid. Remove and discard stems, and slice shiitake mushrooms. Set shiitake mushrooms aside.

  2. . Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat 1 minute. Add onion; cook 9 minutes, stirring often. Add button mushrooms, salt, and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, stirring often. Add barley, garlic, and shiitake mushrooms. Cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add chicken broth and reserved mushroom soaking liquid, discarding sediment, if necessary. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 30 minutes or until barley is tender. Sprinkle with chives.

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