Total Time
1hr
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Simple and comforting. Low in fat and contains barley (yay) a criminally underused grain.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put the porcini in a bowl with 250ml boiling water and leave to soak for 25 minutes
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion, carrot, garlic, rosemary and seasoning.
  3. Fry for 5 mins on a medium heat until softened.
  4. Drain the porcini, saving the liquid, and finely chop.
  5. Tip into the pan with the fresh mushrooms.
  6. Fry for another 5 mins, then add the stock, marsala or sherry, tomato purée, barley and strained porcini liquid.
  7. Cook for 30 mins or until barley is soft, adding more liquid if it becomes too thick.
  8. Serve in bowls with Parmesan sprinkled over, if desired.
  9. Once cooled can be frozen for up to one month.