How to Make Your Own Bouillon Cubes at Home

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Bouillon Cubes

No one likes bland food. That’s why herbs and spices and things like bouillon cubes exist. But, have you looked at the sodium content in bouillon powders?! Yikes! Just 1/2 a tablet (950 mg of sodium) accounts for 40% of your daily value (and that’s calculated on a 2000 calorie diet). Health Canada recommends a sodium intake of 1500 mg/day.

Those who are concerned about the ingredients used in making stock cubes. You know, some of us really want to know what we put in our mouth and there are lots of chemical ingredients added to stock cubes. If you are one of those people, you need to start making your own stock cubes.

But, you don’t have to sacrifice taste in exchange for low sodium. You can make your own chicken bouillon powder in just a few minutes.

Homemade Stock Cubes [Video]

Homemade stock cubes are perfect for those intolerant to MSG, for kids recipes and for those concerned about what goes into their food.

Homemade stock cubes are perfect for:

Usage: Add the cubes to your taste. It is all natural so there is no risk of adding too much.

Ingredients for Homemade Stock Cubes

For basic homemade stock cubes prepared without vegetables, only beef/chicken, visit the Basic Homemade Stockcubes page.

For chicken flavoured homemade stock cubes, you will need:

500g Chicken bones or minced chicken breast
3 leeks (or 6 Spring onions)
1 onion
3 big carrots
Salt to taste (optional)
For fish flavoured homemade stock cubes, you will need:

3 Mackerel/Titus heads
1 leek (or 2 spring onions)
1 onion
3 big carrots
Salt to taste (optional)
For beef flavoured homemade stock cubes, you will need:

500g of cow ribs (costilla de tenera/vaca in Spanish)
3 leek (or 6 spring onions)
1 onion
3 big carrots
Salt to taste (optional)
For vegetable homemade stock cubes:

Here, you will need to use your favourite vegetables and herbs. Cut them up, put them in a pot, add vegetable oil and salt and cook till they are very soft. Blend and pass through a sieve then pour in ice cube trays and freeze.

 Bouillon Cubes

Vegetables and herbs you can use include:

Leeks (or spring onions)
Onions
Carrots
Scent leaves or parsley
Garlic
Ginger
Basil
Rosemary
Notes on the ingredients

Leeks are root vegetables that belong to the same family as onions. They look like giant spring onions. They are not common in Nigeria so use spring onions as alternative.
Where I live, I buy chicken bones from the chicken sellers. They usually take out the chicken breast and the remaining bone still has enough meat for you to make your stock cubes with.
You can add salt when making your stock cubes but I usually prepare mine without salt.
I don’t use the very green parts of leek because it makes the stock cubes taste so “green” that my food tastes almost bitter.
I use cow ribs for my beef flavoured stock cubes because this part of beef is very tasty, contains bones and some natural oils, perfect for making stock cubes. So you get all the benefits by using this part of beef.

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Procedure

The directions described here is for making chicken flavoured stock cubes in your home but the same procedure applies to beef flavoured and fish flavoured homemade stock cubes.

Cut up the chicken and vegetables into small pieces.
Put everything in a pot, add water to half the level of the contents of the pot and cook on medium to high heat for 45 minutes or till everything is soft and tender.
Set aside to cool down completely.
Remove the bones from the chicken.
Blend the chicken and vegetables.
Strain with a sieve to remove all traces of bones and other particles that did not blend well.
Pour into ice cube trays and place in the freezer overnight.
Once frozen, bring out from the ice cube trays and put in a container with a cap.
Cover and put back in the freezer. That’s it!
Add to your cooking as you would use store-bought stock cubes.

How to Make Your Own Vegetable Bouillon Cubes

Ingredients:

• 1 cup nutritional yeast flakes
• 2 Tbsp onion powder or dried minced onion
• 2 Tbsp dried parsley
• 1 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tsp celery seed
• 1 tsp thyme
• 1 tsp dried marjoram
• 1 tsp dried rosemary
• 1 tsp paprika (regular or smoked)
• 1/2 tsp basil

Mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Pulse until well blended. Keep in an airtight container or bag for up to 6 months.

Add 1 Tbsp of bouillon powder to a cup of hot water for a cup of soup or broth. You can use the powder in any recipe calling for commercial bouillon cubes. It can be a great way to flavor rice or quinoa. Just add to water before adding the rice/quinoa.

Remember… back in those days, there was no electricity… no refrigerators… no law enforcement… and certainly no grocery store or supermarkets… Some of these exceptional skills are hundreds of years of old and they were learned the hard way by the early pioneers.

Homemade Vegeta All-Purpose Seasoning

(Makes 2 cups)

3 medium onions, cut into 2-inch cubes
5 celery ribs, diced
3 medium russet potatoes, peeled and diced
3 medium red bell peppers, diced
3 large green bell peppers, diced
3 large carrots, peeled and diced
2 large parsnips, peeled and diced
8-10 garlic cloves
1 bunch fresh parsley
4-5 tablespoons chicken or beef bouillon granules
In a saucepan over high heat, add diced potatoes and carrots in enough water to cover them. Cook for 5 minutes until soft. Drain.

Instant vegetarian bouillon cubes

If you don’t have time to boil and reduce the stock for hours, use this instant recipe to make vegetarian bouillon cubes at home:

Ingredients

  • 3 medium sized coarsely chopped carrots
  • ½ cup leeks, chopped
  • ½ cup medium sized onion, quartered
  • ½ cup peeled and diced celeriac
  •  2 cloves of garlic
  •  3 chopped celery stalks
  •  4-5 chopped cherry tomatoes
  •  ½ cup coarsely chopped parsley
  • 3 tbsp salt

Recipe

  1. Place carrots, leeks, onion, celeriac and garlic in the blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Use the temper of your blender to push down the ingredients
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients in the blender
  5. Pulse until you form a moist paste
  6. Pour the paste into an ice tray
  7. Keep in the freezer and let it freeze until they become solid
  8. You can use these cubes in your recipe as you want

Combine all the ingredients except the bouillon in a blender or food processor and whirl until fully processed. Place on a jelly roll tray in food dehydrator at a setting of 135-145 degrees for 5 hours or until dried and crumbly. Once the mixture is thoroughly dried, add bouillon granules to taste. Store in a jar for up to 1 year.
Every natural pantry should have homemade bouillon on hand to add for cooking. Turning your existing bone broth into bouillon is a fast and nutritious way to ensuring you have a long lasting way to add flavor and additional nutrients to your dishes. Use your favorite broth recipe and try this simple dehydrating method today.


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