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MyCookbook Member: Dayle
Recipe Category: Soup
Recipe Preparation Level: easy
There are times when everyone needs to have a way to use up those extra vegetables. Whether you have a surplus harvest in your garden or simply got carried away at the grocery store.
Vegetarian Soup Stock
1 head Chinese cabbage (or any green leafy vegetable, even lettuce can be used)
1 bay leaf
Roughly chop the vegetables and put all the ingredients in a large stockpot. Cover with water and turn up the heat to bring it to a boil as quickly as possible. When the water boils, turn the heat down and skim any scum from the surface. Simmer the stock for at least 1 1/2 hours, skimming regularly. Strain. Use whenever a recipe calls for broth.
A faster method is to pressure-cook the stock. The flavor may not be as good, but it only takes 3 minutes of cooking at 15 pounds after it is up to pressure. Use about 1 quart of liquid to 2 pounds of vegetables in a 4-quart cooker.
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