Basic Vegetable Stock

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    4.5 litres

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Ken Hom's Vegetarian Cookery

By Ken Hom

Published 1995

  • About


  • 25 g (1 oz) Chinese dried mushrooms (optional)
  • 900 g (2


If you are using dried mushrooms, soak them in warm water for 20 minutes. Drain, squeeze out any excess liquid and coarsely chop the mushroom caps and stalks.

Coarsely chop the carrots, celery and onions. Wash, cut and discard the green part of the leeks and coarsely chop the white portion. Peel the shallots but leave them whole.

Heat a large pan or wok over moderate heat and ad