Cream Of Mushroom And Barley Soup Recipe

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Cream of Mushroom and Barley Soup

Gina Roberts


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15 Min


55 Min


Stove Top


1/2 c
pearl barley, uncooked
4 1/2 c
low sodium chicken broth or mushroom broth, divided
1 oz
dried porcini mushrooms
2 c
boiling water
2 tsp
1 Tbsp
extra-virgin olive oil
1 c
minced shallots, (about 4 medium)
8 c
sliced white mushrooms
2 stalk(s)
celery, finely chopped
1 Tbsp
minced fresh sage, or 1 teaspoon dried
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
freshly ground pepper
2 Tbsp
1 c
dry sherry (not cooking sherry!)
1/2 c
low fat sour cream
1/4 c
minced fresh chives

Directions Step-By-Step

Bring barley and 1 1/2 cups broth to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat, until tender, 30-35 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine porcinis and boiling water in a medium bowl and soak until softened, about 20 minutes. Line a sieve with paper towels, set it over a bowl and pour in mushrooms and soaking liquid. Reserve the soaking liquid. Transfer the mushrooms to a cutting board and finely chop.
Heat butter and oil in a dutch over over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add white mushrooms and cook, stirring often, until they start to brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the porcinis, celery, sage, salt and pepper and cook, stirring often, until beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle flour over vegetables and cook, stirring, until the flour is incorporated, about 1 minute. Add sherry and cook, stirring, until most of the sherry has evaporated, about 1 minute.
Add the soaking liquid and the remaining 3 cups broth; increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the soup has thickened, 18-22 minutes.
Add the cooked barley and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 5 minutes more. Stir in sour cream until incorporated and garnish with chives.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #mushroom, #barley, #soup