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11-02-2007, 11:27 AM
This recipe comes from the Worlds Healthiest Foods website ( It sounds delicious but I'd probably omit the port, maybe use red cooking wine?

Barley Mushroom Soup
Prep and Cook Time: Prep time: 20 min; Cook time: 55 min


½ cup pearl barley
1 medium onion, chopped fine
3 medium cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium carrot, peeled and diced in ¼ inch cubes
2½ cups crimini mushrooms, cut in half and sliced
½ cup Tawny port
6 cups + 1TBS chicken or vegetable broth
1 TBS chopped fresh parsley
1 TBS chopped fresh thyme
½ TBS chopped fresh sage
Salt and black pepper to taste


Rinse and soak barley in 1 cup of warm water while preparing rest of ingredients.

Heat 1 TBS broth in a medium soup pot. Healthy Sauté onion, garlic, and carrots in broth for 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring frequently.

Add mushrooms and continue to sauté for another 3 minutes. Add drained barley and Tawny Port and cook for about 2 minutes.

Add rest of broth, bring to a boil on high heat. Once it comes to a boil reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 40 minutes, or until barley and carrots are tender.

Add herbs, salt and pepper at end of cooking and serve.

Serves 4

11-29-2012, 01:27 PM
Making this now and smells amazing.

12-07-2012, 05:36 PM
This soup sounds yummy!