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Mushroom Barley Soup

What you need: 

2 onions
2 stalks celery
2 cloves garlic
1 pound of fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 cup barley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (use more!)
1 teaspoon dill
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
10 cups water
2 carrots

What you do: 

Here is a good barley soup recipe. Its quite decadent, flavor wise, though its quite healthy for you.
In a large pot (mine isn't big enough, so I cut it down to one onion, just less than a pound of mushrooms, 3/4 cup barley, and one carrot, and 8 cups water), combine chopped onion(s), celery, garlic (I upped it to four large cloves) and mushrooms. I added some water to this so that the veggies wouldn't stick to the pot. Saute for about 4 minutes, and then add the barley, soy sauce, seasonings, and water. Bring to a boil, and then simmer (I had it covered, though its not called for), for 2 to 3 hours. 45 minutes before its done, add the chopped carrots.

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I really liked this. I used portabella mushrooms & put it all in pot at the same time. I simmered it for about 1 1/2 hours & it turned out great. I am going to put it in a crockpot next time.


This recipe was great!  I tweaked it a bit (added more garlic, used dried herbs, and 2 cups of vegetable broth to replace 2 cups of water).  I used baby bellas for the mushrooms.  It smelled wonderfully while it cooked, and tasted even better.  Thanks for sharing!

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