With the grain theme in mind, Minoo prepared a Mushroom, Barley and Lentil Soup in the Gilmore Park Church Community Kitchen.
The Mushroom, Barley and Lentil Soup is a one pot meal that are very hearty and certainly very filling. Minoo made it rather thick and it’s more like a porridge to me. This will be a vegetarian dish if you use vegetable broth instead of chicken stock.
- 4 cups good chicken or beef stock
- 6 cups water
- 1 cup pearl barley
- 1 cup mixed lentils
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 cup diced carrot
- 1 cup diced parsnip
- 1/2 cup cloud ear fungus, reconstituted and chopped
- 1 pound fresh button mushroom (or any kind of your preference), sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup dill, chives or parsley, chopped
Please note: parsley should be in place of the cilantro; ingredient got mixed up.
Source: this recipe is adapted from Kevin Turner