Rating: 4.2 stars
150 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 65
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0

A simple and tasty vegetarian dish. Good as a meal, side dish, or wrapped in a tortilla with cheese. I always make a double batch and freeze some.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, and stir in mushrooms, onion, celery, and garlic. Saute until tender.

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  • Mix barley and vegetable broth into the saucepan. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat. Simmer 45 to 50 minutes, until barley is tender.

  • Stir white beans into the barley mixture. Continue cooking about 5 minutes, until beans are heated.

Nutrition Facts

202 calories; protein 9.1g; carbohydrates 39g; fat 2.1g; sodium 245.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (113)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
This hearty dish is great. I added white wine to the broth and fresh spinach at the very end of the cooking time. I also added fresh parsley and cracked red pepper for more flavor. I'll make this dish again. Read More
(38)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2010
I thought I would like this better than I did. I followed the recipe pretty much exact and I found it a bit bland. I think I will try it again and read some of the other reviews for variations. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(6)
150 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 65
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 27
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
This hearty dish is great. I added white wine to the broth and fresh spinach at the very end of the cooking time. I also added fresh parsley and cracked red pepper for more flavor. I'll make this dish again. Read More
(38)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Yummy!!! (and good for you) The only thing I would do differently next time would be: add half of the garlic onion and celery closer to the end of cooking time. Their flavors got lost cooking so long (I also used pearled barley). Good job! Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2006
Barley plus mushrooms equals tasty delicious. I sauteed all the ingredients on the stove and then transferred everything to a baking dish and cooked it the rest of the way in the oven so I didn't have to keep watching and stirring. I cooked it for an hour and fifteen minutes at 375 degrees and it came out perfectly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
This dish was very easy to put together. I didn't have celery so I substituted carrots which worked well. I added 1/2 cup more barley as 3 cups broth is too much for just 1/2 cup barley. Next time I'm going to add sweet potatoes to this wonderful winter dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2007
Love it! I followed many of the other suggestions. I cooked the barley first in chicken broth istead of veggie broth. Then I set it aside and cooked the veggies and substitued water chesnuts for celery. Once the veggies were done and I added them to the barley at the same time as the white beans. Then I let them all warm up together and added some salt and pepper. It was enjoyed by everyone at our table! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Yum!! I made this for my family and we just loved it the next day I put the rest on the stove with some water and it turned into a wonderful soup!! I like it better as a soup and will make it again.. Read More
(16)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2003
I enjoyed this even more than I thought I would! Was afraid it would be too "mushroom-y" but it's just fine. Delicious. Also tastes wonderful with the smallest amount of shredded fresh Parmesan on top. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2003
This is a really great recipe- the ultimate comfort food when it's cold outside. Next time I will sub some of the broth with white wine. I exchanged celery for water chestnuts b/c I don't care for celery and b/c I wanted the extra crunch factor. Be sure to watch the pot tho. Mine was done in less than 45 min and almost got stuck to the bottom! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2004
Used only 2 cups of broth, 3 would've made it soupy. And added a couple of large dashes of worcestershire sauce. Very good. Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2010
I thought I would like this better than I did. I followed the recipe pretty much exact and I found it a bit bland. I think I will try it again and read some of the other reviews for variations. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(6)