How to make a vegan vegetable broth for your stews and rice dishes (ideal for preparing a vegetarian soup)
In many recipes for stews, rice dishes, etc., we need to use a light broth to enrich the preparation without detracting from the flavor of the main ingredient. Other times, we simply want to prepare a vegetarian soup, or any other vegan dish. For these recipes, it is best to have a basic vegetable broth. For that reason today we want to tell you how to make a vegan vegetable broth in a simple way.
This type of broth is perfect to use in many recipes, but it is also perfect for a quick dinner, adding a little pasta, cooked rice or more julienned vegetables. Now we will see how to prepare this vegetable broth and how to store it when we have it ready.
IngredientsFor 6 people
- Onion 0.5
- Leek plus two green parts 1
- Celery 2 branches
- Carrot 2
- Tomato 1
- Laurel 1
- Fine Herbs to taste, optionally
- Salt to taste
- Extra virgin olive oil for sautéing
How to make easy vegetable brothDifficulty: Easy
- Total time 45 m
- Elaboration 5m
- Cooking 40 m
We start preparing the ingredients by cutting, after cleaning them well, everything into small pieces. In a saucepan with a little olive oil, sauté the onion and leek until they are soft. The more we toast them, the more color our broth will have later.
Then we add the rest of the greens and vegetables and sauté them for another five minutes. Add the water and bring to a boil. Optionally, we can add some aromatic herbs and a bay leaf. When our broth is cooking, let it boil for 20 minutes over low heat.
We turn off the heat and strain well to obtain a broth full of flavor. The vegetables, do not throw them away because they will come in handy to make creams or vegetable purees. The broth is ready to enjoy in soups, stews and other recipes, but if you are not going to use it soon, it is best to freeze it in airtight jars.
With what to accompany the vegetable broth
This vegetable broth lasts perfectly in the fridge for about 3 days in perfect condition. To accompany it, if you use it as a starter, preparing a vegetarian soup, we recommend preparing some second-hand sautéed vegetables or these delicious green beans that you will never forget.