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Mushroom-Barley soup

Barley is a super grain and good source of protein. It has a nutty flavor so paired with mushroom and lots of vegetables you get a hearty and a very filling soup.
  • 1 cup shiitake mushroom
  • 1 tbs canola oil
  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 1/2 cup green onions, minced
  • 1 tbs or bouillon powder 1/2 a cube
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced carrot
  • 1/2 cup zucchini, diced
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • Salt & black pepper to taste
  • Heat oil in soup pot and fry mushrooms until browned.
  • Add onions and fry for another 30 seconds.
  • Add barley, bouillon, water and carrots and simmer for about 1o minutes and add zucchini. Simmer until until barley and vegetables are done
  • Remove from heat and add spinach and blend well before serving.

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