image courtesy:

image courtesy:


  • 1 cup uncooked pearl barley
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 (8 ounce) package mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 8 cups turkey broth
  • ground black pepper to taste


Bring the barley and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer until the barley is tender, about 30 minutes.

Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, salt, and bay leaves. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the carrot and celery; cook for 5 more minutes. Pour in the wine and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the mushrooms, dill, soy sauce, turkey broth, and cooked barley; season to taste with pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer 1 1/2 hours.