Vegetarian Vietnamese-Style Broth
  • Servings: 8
  • 8 cups clear vegetable stock
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 8 medium garlic cloves, peeled and chopped coarsely
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • One 1-inch piece of ginger
  • Two 3-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 2 pods of star anise
  • 2 large bay leaves
  1. Put stock, soy sauce, garlic, and onion in a large stockpot and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, char ginger on all sides over an open gas flame or in a small skillet. Add to the stock.
  3. Add the cinnamon sticks, star anise, and bay leaves to the broth. Reduce the heat to low. Simmer, partially covered, for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Remove solids with a slotted spoon or strain the broth through a fine-mesh sieve. Adjust seasonings if necessary. Return to pot and keep hot until ready to use in soup.
  5. Total calories per 1 cup serving: 25
  6. Fat: <1 gram
  7. Carbohydrates: 4 grams
  8. Protein: 1 gram
  9. Sodium: 386 milligrams
  10. Fiber: <1 gram