According to the author of Homemade, Eleanor Ozich, “Most store-bought stock powders are filled with additives, preservatives and flavorings that I’d rather do without. So I decided to come up with my own homemade dried stock using simple ingredients from my pantry. The result is a lovely stock that’s fragrant and delicious, perfect for adding to soups, stews and casseroles for a rich, deep flavor.”
We love this simple kitchen solution that can be also save quite a bit of waste: gather dry ingredients from the bulk bins at a natural grocery store and mix everything into a chic container at home…
Fragrant Homemade Dried Stock
Makes 1 cup
1/4 cup Himalayan or Celtic sea salt
1/3 cup brown rice flour
2 Tbsp dried onion powder
2 Tbsp dried garlic granules
1 Tbsp dried thyme
1 Tbsp dried rosemary
2 tsp dried porcini powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp mustard seeds or powder
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp fennel seeds or powder
1 tsp ground black pepper
Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until you have a fine powder. The dried stock will be a sunshine yellow color thanks to the turmeric. Transfer to a small glass jar.
To use in cooking, dissolve about 1 heaped tablespoon of stock powder in 4 cups of water. I also like to sprinkle it over root vegetables before roasting.
Store in the pantry for up to 1 year.
© Eleanor Ozich, Homemade, Penguin Random House NZ, 2019