Comforting Mushroom Barley Soup

Comforting Mushroom Barley Soup- a creamy and flavorful soup made with dried mushroom broth. (vegan)

Comforting Mushroom Barley Soup (vegan)

I think with the way this week has been going, we are all in need of a little extra comfort.

Whether it be from holding those we love close or from a nice, warm bowl of soup.

Comforting Mushroom Barley Soup- a creamy and flavorful soup made with dried mushroom broth.

To me, nothing says comfort like a satisfying creamy soup with tender barley and savory mushrooms. Between the dried mushroom broth and tamari, this one is packed full of umami flavor that is sure to leave you feeling satiated.

To start, you’ll need to chop the veggies, cook the barley and soak the dried mushrooms in hot water. The mushrooms smell pretty amazing so don’t be surprised if it draws some attention to the kitchen.

Comforting Mushroom Barley Soup- a creamy and flavorful soup made with dried mushroom broth.

Comforting Mushroom Barley Soup- a creamy and flavorful soup made with dried mushroom broth.

Comforting Mushroom Barley Soup- a creamy and flavorful soup made with dried mushroom broth.

Comforting Mushroom Barley Soup- a creamy and flavorful soup made with dried mushroom broth.

Comforting Mushroom Barley Soup- a creamy and flavorful soup made with dried mushroom broth.

After that you cook the veggies, boil with the broth and mushroom liquid so that they absorb all of those delicious flavors. Then you pour in the milk with the barley and it’s good to go!

Comforting Mushroom Barley Soup- a creamy and flavorful soup made with dried mushroom broth.

Comforting Mushroom Barley Soup- a creamy and flavorful soup made with dried mushroom broth.

Comforting Mushroom Barley Soup- a creamy and flavorful soup made with dried mushroom broth.

Comforting Mushroom Barley Soup- a creamy and flavorful soup made with dried mushroom broth.

Comforting Mushroom Barley Soup- a creamy and flavorful soup made with dried mushroom broth.

This soup is super creamy and satisfying. I like to enjoy it with a small salad and a crusty piece of bread. I hope you enjoy!

Comforting Mushroom Barley Soup- a creamy and flavorful soup made with dried mushroom broth.

 

Comforting Mushroom Barley Soup

Yield: 4 bowls

Prep Time: 15

Cook Time: 30

Total Time: 45

5 / 5 (1 votes)

Ingredients:

1 cup uncooked pearled barley

1 ounce dried mushrooms (I used Porcini) + 1 cup hot water

1 yellow onion, finely chopped (about 1.5 cups)

1 bunch kale, stem removed and finely chopped (about 3 cups)

1 cup carrots, finely chopped (about 3 carrots)

4 cloves garlic, minced

8 ounces cremini mushrooms

1 bay leaf

4 cups vegetable broth

2 cups plain unsweetened non-dairy milk

1 tablespoon tamari

 

Directions:

In a medium size pot, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add the barley, reduce to a simmer and cook for 25 to 30 minutes, until tender.

In a measuring cup, add the dried mushrooms to one cup hot water and allow to soak for at least 20 minutes. While they’re soaking, warm the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook the onion for about three or four minutes, until translucent.

Next toss in the chopped kale, garlic and carrots. Cook for about five more minutes then add the diced mushrooms. Sprinkle with salt & pepper, stir together and cook for another five minutes.

Once the dried mushrooms are done soaking, separate them from the liquid (reserve the liquid) and transfer to a surface for cutting. Pick out any hard pieces, chop them up then add them to the large pot. Add the bay leaf and pour in the reserved mushroom liquid and 4 cups vegetable broth. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.

Pour the milk and soy sauce into the pot then stir in the cooked barley. Allow to simmer for about 5 minutes, until heated through.

 

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