Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

A vegetarian variation on beef-barley soup with mushrooms.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Saute rye berries in dry pan for 4 minutes until they make popping noises. Pour into colandar and run under water. Return to pan, cover with water, and soak for at least one hour.
  2. Bring rye berries and soaking liquid to a boil, then simmer on low heat for 45 minutes until tender.
  3. Meanwhile, heat butter & olive oil over medium heat. Add leeks, a dash of salt, and cover to let the leeks "sweat" and soften, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add chopped mushrooms and sherry. Stir and saute until mushrooms begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle flour over mushroom-leek mixture, stir to combine.
  6. Add broth, thyme, bay leaf, and black pepper to taste. Stir and simmer for 15-20 minutes to let flavors meld.
  7. To serve: spoon rye berries into soup bowls, top with mushroom soup, and add salt & pepper to taste.

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