For vegetarian soups, stews, and other dishes, such as risotto, vegetable stock is a flavorful alternative to water or meat-based stocks. You can vary the flavor by increasing the amount of garlic, replacing the carrots with parsnips, or changing some of the fresh herbs. This recipe is adapted from the "Martha Stewart's Cooking School" cookbook.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a medium stockpot over medium until hot but not smoking. Add chopped onion and cook, stirring often, until beginning to brown, 10 to 15 minutes. Add celery, carrots, garlic, and peppercorns; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender and lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

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  • Pour in enough water to cover vegetables by 1 inch (8 to 10 cups) and add herbs and remaining half onion. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer and cook, uncovered, 1 hour.

  • Pour stock through a fine sieve into a large bowl or another pot, pressing on vegetables to extract as much flavorful liquid as possible. Discard solids. If not using immediately, cool in an ice-water bath before transferring to airtight containers.

Cook's Notes

Vegetable stock can be refrigerated for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 3 months; thaw completely before using.

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2018
Added mushrooms and bell peppers. Great way to make low sodium stock. Did not add salt until I cooked with this. Wonderful!
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04/18/2014
Very nice recipe. I tried it and it was wonderful!!! Tom Stühle
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01/27/2014
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01/27/2014
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01/27/2014
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11/02/2013
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07/16/2013
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07/16/2013
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