A simple way to prepare your own stock cubes
Using vegetable stock cubes in the kitchen is an easy and effective way of getting the most out of the dishes we create. And in this article, we explain how you can make your own stock cubes at home.
Most of us are well aware of the flavor enhancement that stock cubes provide. They are usually comprised of a meat or vegetable concentrate and are relatively fast and easy to use in various recipes. The stock cubes that can be found at the supermarket also contain salt and monosodium glutamate and are commonly mixed with fats and preservatives.
When it comes to nutritional value, the stock cube is comparable to a tablespoon of salt. This means that we don’t get too many health benefits from this product. In fact, the frequent consumption of stock cubes can even lead to obesity and hypertension. And if it is used too generously, the cube can even hide the true flavors we are looking for in the dishes we prepare. That’s why we are going to explain how to prepare a healthier stock cube at home. Let’s see how it’s done.
Stock cube recipe
The recipe we will use will end up producing 12 stock cubes, which we will contain in an ice tray. The ingredients will include 500 grams of mixed vegetables, 150 grams of fine table salt, and 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
Our preparation will begin with washing our vegetables and cutting them into cubes. Next, cook them with olive oil for about ten minutes, or until the water has evaporated. Now we need to run the vegetables through the blender then place them in the pan with salt and cook for an additional five minutes.
Once the vegetables are done cooking, fill them into the ice tray and let it sit in the freezer for about 12 hours. Afterward, we will have a much healthier stock cube to cook with. The cubes can easily be stored by wrapping them in parchment paper and placing them in an airtight container.