Vegetable Stock Recipe

This vegetable stock recipe can form the base of any vegetarian soup. If you have some stock in the fridge or freezer, making a soup becomes very easy.This vegetable stock can be prepared in advance and refrigerated for 3-4 days. Or freeze it up to a month.

There is never a substitute for a good homemade vegetable stock.

Use it in any soup recipe as desired.

To make this you need

  • 1.5 lt Water
  • 2-3 Carrots
  • 3-4 Celery Stalks
  • 2 Onions
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 leek
  • 3-4 cloves of Garlic (crushed)
  • Any other vegetable trimmings available at the time
  • A Bouquet garni

To make the Bouquet Garni you need

  • 3-4 sprigs of thyme
  • 5-6 stalks of Fresh Coriander
  • 5-6 stalks of Parsley
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1/4 of a star anise
  • 2 Cloves
  • 3-4 Crushed Peppercorns

Tie the thyme, coriander, parsley and bay leaf to form a sort of bouquet or leave it like that.This bouquet garni imparts the maximum flavor to the stock.

To make the stock, cut the vegetables into big chunks.

In a sauce pan add the water and all the vegetables and the bouquet garni.

Bring it to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.Strain and cool down.

Use as required in the recipe.

Try this Vegetable Stock recipe to make some soup recipes

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