February 26, 2011

Vetetable Bouillon

A while back I mentioned that I cook with chicken bouillon quite a bit.  One of my readers told me about a vegetable bouillon recipe at a blog called Simple. Healthy. Tasty.  I have to admit that I was a little skeptical.  First, the main ingredient is nutritional yeast.  I had never heard of this.  And second, the blogger claims that it tastes like chicken bouillon in recipes.  Turns out I didn't have anything to fear!
Nutritional yeast is described here on Wikipedia.  It can be bought in bulk bins at WinCo, Smith's Marketplace, and natural food stores.
I like using this bouillon!  So far I have used it in stroganof, enchiladas, and vegetable soup.  I will post more about each of these later.  I am not going to use this bouillon exclusively right now.  I just bought a mega-huge container of Knorr chicken bouillon for only $4.98 (WalMart).  So I need to use that.  But I really do like the idea of making my own bouillon.  I like knowing what's in the food I eat.  Part of the beauty of cooking from scratch.
My one suggestion.  The recipe says to add 1 tablespoon to every quart of water.  I would recommend using 1 tsp. to every cup of water.
 And by the way:  My husband liked this too!  He just thought some of the recipes weren't quite flavorful enough.  (Note the hint above.)

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad that worked out! Thanks for being the guinea pig!