Mushroom barley soup

    1 hour 5 min

    This is a delicious mushroom soup, which is easy to make. Mushrooms are simmered with barley in a chicken stock. It's the perfect soup for the cold winter months.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 4 tablespoons olive oil
    • 160g chopped onion
    • 100g diced carrots
    • 60g chopped celery
    • 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
    • 450g sliced fresh mushrooms
    • 1.5 litres chicken stock
    • 140g pearl barley
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, celery and garlic; cook and stir until onions are tender and transparent. Stir in mushrooms and continue to cook for a few minutes. Pour in the chicken stock and add barley. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until barley is tender, about 50 minutes. Season with salt and pepper before serving.

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    I veganised this using veg stock no it was good and hearty, my 10 month old loved it too.  -  30 Sep 2015


    I love pearly barley, like in Scotch Broth, and had a kilo of mushrooms to use up. This was ideal. Easy to make - I used chicken stock from boiling the carcass from Sunday's lunch. Didn't need bread or anything else. A healthy option for a damp day.  -  11 Jan 2013


    Very nice! Here is idea you might also try. Put the barley on a sheet pan and toast lightly in oven at 350 degrees for about 5 mins or longer depending on your oven. It really brings the barley flavor out!  -  14 Jan 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)