Mushroom Barley Soup for Two
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 40 min.
- 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each ) reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1/3 cup medium pearl barley
- 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 medium carrot, sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a small saucepan, saute mushrooms and garlic in butter for 3 minutes. Stir in the broth, barley and soy sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Add the carrot, dill, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until barley and carrot are tender.
Nutrition Facts1-1/2 cups: 230 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 1543mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 12g protein.
Apr 7, 2016
Maybe I made it wrong, but we found this to be pretty bland. My 1 yr old liked it tho!
Sep 19, 2013
I made this with couple of changes. I used Bella mushrooms for their great flavor, added 1/2 cup Great Northern beans, used low sodium chicken broth. Will definitely make this again as I love barley soups. I may throw in some chopped kale or collard greens next time.
Sep 19, 2013
I love barley soups and mushrooms so this was a great recipe and perfect for fall. I used low sodium chic broth and a bit less of the soy sauce. I figure I can always add more if needed but like to go light initially. I used Bella mushrooms as I think they have more flavor than others. I will make this again. Also I added about 1/2 cup of Great Northern beans to it. Very good.
Mar 24, 2012
I had purchased barley to make another soup recipe and was looking for other recipes that include barley. This soup dish was a big hit with us - will be making this soup again.
Nov 14, 2011
YES! Friends had a "Soup Sunday" gathering recently and this is one of the soups I made. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. Several asked for the recipe.
Nov 13, 2010
This is our new favorite soup. EZ, delicious and good for you! I also used low salt broth and soy sauce.
Jul 14, 2010
This soup is fantastic!! I've been looking for a vegetarian/vegan substitute for beef barley soup and found one! It's very easy to make, and to double or even triple. Definitely a keeper.
Apr 1, 2010
I just made this soup today. It is delicious and super quick and easy!! I used quick cook barley, added everything at once, brought it to a boil and cooked for 15 minutes. I topped it with a little shredded parmesan. My kitchen smells great and even my dog begged for a bowl. It would be good with green onions sprinkled on top.
Oct 28, 2009
This was wonderful. I substituted a little onion for the garlic. We all loved it.
Oct 6, 2009
I just made this soup (eating it as I type) and it's delicious! My kitchen smells like garlic (in a good way) and the only thing I would change is to use the "low sodium" chicken broth next time. Mmmmm, yummy!
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