Basic Vegetable Stock

Preparation info
  • makes

    1.7-2.3 litres

    • Difficulty


Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

  • About

You can choose whether to make a simple vegetable stock or one that has some Southeast Asian ingredients – kaffir lime leaf, ginger, lemon grass and galangal.


  • 2 medium carrots, each cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 tsp salt


For a basic vegetable stock: bring 2.3 litres/ 4 pints cold water to the boil and add the carrots, onion and salt. Simmer, skimming often, for 40-45 minutes. Strain the stock into a bowl and refrigerate un