Mushroom Barley Soup

Mushroom Barley Soup
Photo by David Prince

Ingredients

  • ½ pound fresh shiitakes
  • ¼ ounce dried porcini
  • 1 ¾ cups low-sodium fat-free beef broth
  • 1 large onion
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 7 cups water
  • + 8 more ingredients
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 celery ribs
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • fresh flat-leaf parsley
    • 2 carrots
    • 1/3 cup quick-cooking barley
    • 1 large leek
    • 2 tablespoons medium-dry Sherry

Simmer barley in 3 1/2 cups water in a 5- to 6-quart heavy pot, uncovered, until almost tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain in a colander. While barley is cooking, soak porcini in 1/2 cup water in a small bowl until softened, about 20 minutes. Drain in a sieve lined with a dampened paper towel set ov...

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