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Iron-Rich: Barley Soup

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Category: Soups

 Ingredients List

  • 1 tb Olive oil
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 3 c Mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 c Pearl barley
  • 6 c Stock - veg or chicken
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1/4 ts Pepper
  • 3 c Potatoes, diced
  • 1 1/2 c Carrots, diced
  • 1/2 c Parmesan, freshly grated, or
  • -cheddar, shredded
  • 1/4 c Fresh parsley, chopped


In large sauce pan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, stirring often,
for 2-3 minutes or until softened. Add mushrooms; cook, stirring often, for
about 5 minutes or until softened. Add barley; cook, stirring, for 1
minute. Add stock, 2 cups of water, bay leaves and pepper; bring to boil.
Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, covered, for 1 hour.

Add potatoes, carrots and salt to saucepan; return to boil. simmer over
medium-low heat for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove and
discard bay leaves.

Taste and adjust seasoning. Ladle into bowls; sprinkle with Parmesan and

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