Mushroom and Barley Soup

Mushroom and Barley Soup

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This soup is brimming over with flavor oozing from carrots, parsnips, turnips, onions and yes, mushrooms.

Mushroom and Barley Soup

By Gloria Kobrin Published: December 17, 2013

  • Yield:

  • 8-10 Servings
  • Cook time:

  • 1 hr 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 6 Carrots
  • 1 Large Leek
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 1 Large Parsnip
  • 1 Large Turnip
  • 1 Pound White Potatoes
  • 1 Pound Mushrooms
  • 1/2 Cup Barley
  • 6 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 8 Cups Parve Chicken/Vegetable Stock
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 4 Tablespoons Fresh Dill Chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Equipment

  • 12 Cup Soup Pot

Directions

  1. Halve leek lengthwise and wash carefully. Slice white and pale green parts. Set aside.
  2. Peel onion, parsnip and turnip. Dice vegetables and add to leeks.
  3. Peel carrots and cut them into ¼ inch slices. Add to other vegetables.
  4. Wipe, trim stems and slice mushrooms. Add to vegetables.
  5. Peel and dice potatoes. Set aside.
  6. Heat oil in soup pot over medium flame. Add vegetables and sauté until onions are translucent. Add potatoes, barley, stock, and bay leaves to the pot. Cover, bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Cook one hour or until vegetables are very tender. Add dill. Taste. Add salt and pepper as needed. Serve hot.
  7. Note: As with other soups made with grains, it is best to strain the broth from the solids when you make the soup a day in advance of serving it. If you choose not to do this, know that the barley will absorb much of the liquid and the soup will thicken. In this case, you can add more stock to thin the soup until it reaches the desired consistency.

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