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RECIPE # 3954 - MUSHROOM & BARLEY SOUP - Thursday, February 22, 2007

RECIPE # 3954 - MUSHROOM & BARLEY SOUP - Thursday, February 22, 2007

CREATED Feb 23, 2007

MICHAEL CRIBB/BOUND'RY

3 c barley
3 t lite sesame oil
1 med. onion, diced
6 shitake mushrooms, sliced thin
1 c buttom button mushrooms, sliced thin
5-6 c water or chicken or beef stock
2 ribs celery, sliced thin
2 green onions, sliced thin, for garnish
tamari sauce or soy sauce to taste

Heat sesame oil in soup pot at medium heat. Add onion and celery and cook for 5 minutes. Add Mushrooms and cook 2 minutes more.  Add water or stock and barley, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook about 40 minutes until barley is soft. If barley starts to stick, use a flame deflector and stir occasionally. Once barley is soft, the soup is done. Season with tamari or soy sauce and garnish with green onions.