Russian Mushroom and Barley Soup



A great recipe for simple, one-pot, hearty and flavorful mushroom soup with barley and potatoes.

Russian Mushroom and Barley Soup


Prep time
15 minutes
Cook time
45 minutes
Total time
1 hour


8 ounces
mushrooms (thinly sliced, I used Portobello Mushrooms)
1⁄4 cup
barley (rinsed)
carrot (large, grated)
onion (medium, chopped)
potatoes (peeled and chopped)
4 cups
chicken broth
4 cups
2 tablespoons
sour cream
parsley (for serving, optional)


1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add grated carrot and chopped onion, saute 2 minutes.
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2. Add mushrooms and saute 5 minutes.
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3. Add barley and cook for another 2 minutes.
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4. Next, add water and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and cook for 15 minutes.
5. Add chopped potatoes and continue cooking for another 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
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6. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
7. Garnish with parsley before serving (optional). Serve with sour cream.


Loved it. I have been looking for a mushroom soup for a long time. This is a perfect Russian mushroom soup! Easy and quick to make. I just don’t think you can mess this recipe up, perfect amounts! Thanks so much for the recipe!
Очень вкусный суп,вкус детства и мужу очень понравился и даже моему малышу. Спасибо за вкусные и доступные рецепты.
I'm happy that your family liked this soup, I also remember eating it often in my childhood. Thanks for visiting website!
No doubt that Mushrooms Recipe have so much taste and When I ate Texas recipes then It was also tasty for me and there is website *** which also gives me all idea's . Now, I am going to try to make this Recipe and Hope My brothers and Sister will like it.
So happy I found this recipe - thank you for posting it! Tastes just like the mushroom soup from my childhood in Belarus (actually even better!) and incredibly easy to make!
Thank you, Sofya, for the review! This mushroom and barley soup also reminds me of my childhood. My mom used to make this with dried wild mushrooms. With portobello or even cremini it also turns out so flavorful and so good!!
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