Mushroom-Barley Soup

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins

Shiitake mushrooms and barley make this a very nutritious soup.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced small

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • Salt and pepper

  • 10 ounces button mushrooms, trimmed and sliced

  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth

  • 1 ounce dried sliced shiitake mushrooms

  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley


  1. In a large pot, melt butter over medium-high. Add onion, garlic, and thyme; season with salt and pepper. Saute until onion is softened, about 6 minutes. Add button mushrooms and cook until beginning to soften, about 8 minutes. Add broth, 4 cups water, and shiitake mushrooms. Bring to a boil and cook until all mushrooms are tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Add barley, reduce to a simmer, and cover. Cook until barley is tender, about 12 minutes; season with salt and pepper.

    Romulo Yanes
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