Meal Kit

Cremini Mushroom Barley Bowl

With Pickled Shiitake Mushrooms

Prep & Cook Time: 25-35 min.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Cook Within: 7 days

Contains: Tree Nuts (Hazelnuts), Milk, Wheat, Soy

All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
A note about serious food allergies
  • Under %{max_calories} calories

Cremini kinda sounds like “creamy,” and that’s what you’ll get from this tasty, vitamin-packed barley bowl. You’ll rehydrate dried shiitakes in a pickling liquid and use them as the base for a tangy, umami dressing tossed with arugula. This dish is perfect for those cold winter nights.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    1 cup Quick-Cooking Pearled Barley
  • 6 oz. Cremini Mushrooms
  • 5 oz. Carrots
  • 3 oz. Roasted Red Peppers
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 fl. oz. Sherry Vinegar
  • 1 oz. Baby Arugula
  • Info
    1 oz. Shaved Parmesan
  • Info
    ½ oz. Hazelnuts
  • ½ oz. Dried Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Info
    ½ fl. oz. Soy Sauce - Gluten-Free

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • Carbohydrates
  • Net Carbs
  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Sodium

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 Medium Pots
  • 1 Small Pan
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Bring a medium pot with 1 cup water to a boil for shiitakes. Thoroughly rinse produce and pat dry. Cut cremini mushrooms into 1/4" slices. Dice roasted red pepper into 1/2" pieces. Coarsely crush or chop hazelnuts. Trim and peel both shallot and carrot, then cut to 1/4" small dice. Place dried shiitake mushrooms in a small bowl and pour 1 cup boiling water over them. Cover with a plate or plastic wrap and allow to sit for 15 minutes.

  2. 2

    Cook the Barley

    Return medium pot to stove over high heat. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil into hot pot. Add cremini mushrooms and cook until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-high and add carrots, shallots, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes, add barley and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook about 25 minutes, or until liquid has been absorbed and barley and carrots are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

  3. 3

    Toast the Hazelnuts

    While barley is cooking, place a small pan over medium-high heat. Place crushed hazelnuts in pan and toast 2 minutes while constantly stirring. Remove hazelnuts from pan and set aside to cool. Lightly brush out pan and return to stove.

  4. 4

    Pickle the Shiitakes

    Check bowl with shiitakes for grit or silt in the bottom. If it's gritty, strain liquid through a wire-mesh strainer and reserve. Pour shiitakes and their liquid into small pan, along with sherry vinegar and soy sauce. Place over high heat and bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and cook until liquid has completely reduced. The shiitake soaking liquid is full of flavor, and reducing it concentrates it further. Flip shiitakes often and be careful not to burn them.

  5. 5

    Make Arugula Shiitake Mixture

    Cut pickled shiitakes into 1/4" slices and toss together with arugula and roasted red peppers in a mixing bowl.

  6. 6

    Plate the Dish

    Add a serving of mushroom barley to a plate or shallow bowl. Place arugula shiitake salad on top and garnish with crushed hazelnuts and shaved Parmesan cheese.

Home Chef: Fresh Ingredient Delivery To Cook At Home

Home Chef is a meal kit delivery service - order and receive home food delivery weekly. Choose from 21 fresh recipes featuring steak, chicken, pork, fish, vegetarian options, and beyond to meet your cooking needs each week.