*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          Mushroom Veg Barley Soup
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soup                             Veggie
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3       T            Olive oil
    2       c            Onion chopped
    1 1/2   T            Garlic clove minced
      1/2   t            Thyme, ground
      1/2   ea           Bay leaf
    1       lb           Mushrooms fresh
      1/2   c            Barley, dry
    4       ea           Celery stalk
    5       md           Carrot
   96       oz           Chicken broth canned
      1/4   t            Nutmeg
    2       T            Parsley fresh
 
   Clean and quarter the fresh mushrooms. Cut celery and carrots into
   1/2 inch pieces. Place oil in a large pot. Add chopped onions; cook
   over low heat for about 10 minutes until wilted. Add garlic, thyme
   and bay leaf. Add mushrooms and cook for 20 minutes over medium heat,
   stirring. Add the barley, celery, carrots and broth. Season with salt
   and pepper to taste and the nutmeg.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to
   medium low and simmer 25 to 30 minutes or until barley and vegetables
   are tender. Skim off any foam that rises to the top. Remove bay leaf.
   Stir in the parsely just before serving piping hot. Clean mushrooms
   with damp towel never wash in water.
  
 
 
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