Food Recipes Mushroom Barley Soup 3.2 (317) 2 Reviews By Charlyne Mattox Charlyne Mattox Charlyne Mattox is the food and crafts director at Country Living and former staff food editor at Real Simple. She has over 20 years of experience in the media industry. Charlyne is also the author of the recipe book, Cooking with Seeds, published in 2015. Highlights: * Over 20 years of experience in the media industry * Former associate food editor, Martha Stewart Living - 9 years * Former staff food editor, Real Simple - 4 years * Current food and crafts director, Country Living - nearly 8 years * Author of Cooking with Seeds, published 2015 Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on October 27, 2015 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Pearl barley might take a little longer to cook, but its nutty, hearty flavor and health benefits are well worth it. Get the recipe. Photo: Paul Sirisalee Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 50 mins Yield: 4 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound mushrooms, sliced 4 cups carrots, chopped 2 cloves garlic, sliced 2 sprigs fresh thyme kosher salt and black pepper 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth ¾ cup pearl barley 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley Directions Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms, carrots, garlic, thyme, and ¾ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the carrots are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the vegetable broth and barley. Simmer, partially covered, until the barley is tender, 30 to 35 minutes. Top with the chopped flat-leaf parsley before serving. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 269 Calories 8g Fat 44g Carbs 8g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 269 % Daily Value * Total Fat 8g 10% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Sodium 622mg 27% Total Carbohydrate 44g 16% Total Sugars 8g Protein 8g Calcium 75mg 6% Iron 3mg 17% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.