Saturday, January 19, 2008

Mushroom Barley Soup

I made this soup several times this winter and it is still a favorite. I substituted chicken broth for the turkey stock. Vegetable broth would also work.

Mushroom Barley Soup

1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup thinly sliced carrot
1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
1/2 cup uncooked pearl barley
4 3/4 cups Rich Turkey Stock
1/3 cup finely chopped celery
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, and mushrooms; sauté 7 minutes or until golden brown. Stir in barley, and sauté 2 minutes. Add stock, celery, and salt, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes. Add thyme, and cook 5 minutes.

4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

Nutritional Information
CALORIES 217(19% from fat); FAT 4.7g (sat 1g,mono 2.1g,poly 1g); PROTEIN 13.9g; CHOLESTEROL 20mg; CALCIUM 42mg; SODIUM 624mg; FIBER 6.8g; IRON 2mg; CARBOHYDRATE 31.1g

Cynthia De Persio, Cooking Light, NOVEMBER 2003

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