Rich Barley Mushroom Soup
60 mins (prep 15, cooking 45)
10 ingredients
2.5 servings
This is one of the best soups I've ever made and it is even worthy of company. So simple, yet rich in deep, mushroomy flavor. The inspiration was zaar #26877, a delicious Mushroom Rice Casserole. I found I couldn't stop eating the liquid before putting the casserole into the oven and that gave me the idea that the base would make a delicious soup. And it does! Use PLENTY of fresh mushrooms. I buy them when they are marked 1/2 price at the grocery, as this is a good way to use your 'shrooms that are starting to get dark. It is the soy sauce that transforms the broth from ho-hum to YUM. I try to use low sodium or home-made no sodium chicken broth so that I can use the soy for the sodium. There is no sense of "asian" in this soup at all. ( I would not make this without the soy. ) Just a little bit adds the depth of flavor and even color that transforms the soup. Notes: 1. If you want to make it into "cream of" just add some evaporated milk...delicious. 2. Once I broke up a leftover ground sirloin burger into my soup bowl and nuked it...was that ever good. 3. I did do this recipe with sinewy beef scraps cut from a roast once. I browned the beef in the bottom of the pan, added the butter and onions and continued as written. The beef added great color and flavor. In this case, I threw the beef piece away, because it had too much sinew, but it was a great addition! I ended up using less soy. 4. I have eye-ball made this soup with amounts I had in the fridge/cupboard and it was great. So if you don't have that many mushrooms, make it anyway, just keep tasting it until it tastes good to you! 5. I've made it without food-processing the onions, and that worked just as well. Lots of flexibility here! Try it, it might be the best barley mushroom soup you've ever had!

Categories:  <-60-mins , low-protein , low-calorie , north-american , american , clear-soup , soups-&-stews , bisques~cream-soups , brunch , low-carb , low-in... , diabetic , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (604.79 g)
Servings 2.5
Amount per Serving
Calories 589.73 Calories from Fat 362.97
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40.33g 155.12%
Saturated Fat 24.65g 308.09%
Trans Fat 1.55g %
Cholesterol 101.74mg 84.78%
Sodium 1100.52mg 114.64%
Total Carbohydrate 47.82g 39.85%
Dietary Fiber 12.23 g 122.35%
Sugars 10.33 g %
Protein 17.8g 89.01%
Vitamin A 1828.73IU% Vitamin C 12.02mg%
Calcium 92.99mg% Iron 3.39mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
medium onions