This Vegetable Broth or Vegetable Stock is one of those recipes where the homemade version is just so much better than store-bought. In store-bought vegetable broths, you can find additives and a lot of unnecessary sodium. Here, in this homemade vegetable broth version, you are the one who controls the ingredients and flavor, and that's just amazing. We love it, because, it is:
- an easy recipe
- there are endless possibilities of use (like pasta, risotto, sauces, soups, stews...)
- dairy-free and gluten-free
- can be made from scraps and adapted to the season
- freezes well
- made in just one pot
Feel free to use other vegetables too, for example whole tomato, peppers, broccoli, kale, celery root, spring onion or use vegetable scraps
HOW TO MAKE VEGETABLE BROTH
It's quick, it's easy and you will only need one large pot. The grams, cups, and ounces aren't important in this recipe, just follow the steps and you will end up with an incredibly tasty, homemade vegetable broth. This is how you make it:
- Clean your vegetables
- Using a speed peeler (we used a really good one from Status Metlika) cut the carrots and celery to thin strips - this will help the vegetables to develop more flavor while cooking, which will result in a richer, tastier vegetable stock.
- Add all the ingredients to a large pot
- Pour in the water
- Use immediately or store for later
TIP: Wash and store any leftover vegetable like stalks, ends or peelings. Store in the freezer, in an airtight bag or container, then use in your vegetable broth.
Storing and freezing vegetable broth
It stores and freezes great. Refrigerate this vegetable stock in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Or freeze it. Cool the stock, then freeze it in airtight containers. Optionally, freeze in ice cube trays. Pour and divide the stock between ice cube molds, then place them in a freezer (make sure it's placed on a flat surface). Once it's frozen, transfer to freezer bags. This way you will have your vegetable broth always ready grab and use. Freeze for up to 6 months.
Where to use vegetable broth?
Vegetable Broth recipe is one of those that can be used in all kinds of dishes, in all four seasons. It makes a dish richer and tastier. Here are some of our favorite ways to use it:
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