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Vegetable stock

Vegetable stock
Vegetable stock is a very easy and versatile basic recipe. It can be used in many different ways: for cooking rice, making soups, sauces, etc. It's a good idea to keep a supply of vegetable stock in your fridge or freezer.
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For 1 litre 500 ml, you will need:

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Preparation : 37 min.
Cooking : 23 min.
Start to finish : 1 hour
Preservation : A few days in the fridge, in a sealed bottle. Also freezes well.

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Step by step recipe:

Prepare 1 leek and chop.
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Prepare 1 carrot and cut into small pieces.
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Prepare 1 onion and chop.
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Crush garlic cloves with a knife blade.
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Prepare 1 Bouquet garni.
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Pour 2 tablespoons olive oil into a large pan on medium heat. When hot, add the chopped onion, salt, pepper and cook without colouring for 3 minutes.
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Add the carrot, leek and garlic. Mix well.

Cook uncovered for 5 minutes on low heat.
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Add 1 litre 500 ml water and the bouquet garni.
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Cook on low heat for about 15 minutes.
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After this time, strain the stock.
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Leave to cool then transfer to a bottle or jar with a lid.
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You can vary the vegetables, but I advise you to keep at least carrot, onion and leek.

If you want to freeze the stock, you can use an ice cube tray to make cubes: easy to take out exactly the amount you need.

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Last modified on: October 5th 2011

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