Our Pantry - Recipes Using Reduced Vegetable Stock
Beans are a staple of the Mexican kitchen. In this dish they're combined with poblano and roasted green chiles, cumin, and a zing of lime juice to make a side dish that complements enchiladas, tacos, and other Mexican favorites. For a terrific vegetarian entree, top the beans with some grated pepper jack cheese and serve them with tortilla chips on the side.
This rice dish flavored with salsa, onion, and cilantro makes a colorful, tasty side for a Mexican or Tex-Mex meal. Make it a main dish by stirring in some cooked shrimp, chicken, chorizo, or roasted veggies.
This light, flavorful soup is a favorite in Japan, served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with an array of garnishes including rice, eggs, simmered radishes and cabbage, pickles, tender fresh greens, and fish. It's also terrific as is. Note that different brands of miso have different flavor profiles and different levels of saltiness, so adjust the quantity of miso you use to your preference.
Coriander, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, cayenne--the spices of Morocco--combine to give this aromatic soup a deliciously different flavor. The hearty combination of lentils, chickepeas, vegetables, and tomatoes marries beautifully with the exotic spices for a soup you'll want to make again and again.
Succulent mushrooms cooked slowly with red wine, garlic, and our mushroom essence, with deep flavor notes from some surprise Asian ingredients. This chunky sauce is delicious over grilled veggies, chicken, pork, steak, or salmon--or with pasta or rice.
Thanks to home cook extraordinaire and MTG fan Patrick Schwab for this deliciously different recipe! A couple of tips from Patrick: If you can get them, it is the fresh chanterelles that really make this dish. Gremolata is traditionally made with chopped garlic, parsley, and lemon peel; this one incorporates roasted, chopped pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and uses orange peel instead of lemon.
A terrifically simple summer dish--sauté some fresh veggies, add our Veggie-Glace Gold, fresh herbs, and a little butter, and toss with warm pasta. Delicious!
Fresh or frozen peas and oniony chives combine beatifully in this creamy sauce. It's the perfect complement to salmon, sea scallops, or chicken--or try it tossed with pasta, some sautéed mushrooms, and crumbled bacon.
This fresh, bright green soup is delicious chilled or warm. Serve it with a swirl of sour cream and garnish it with a mint leaf. For a vegetarian version, use our Veggie-Stock Gold.
The smoky flavor of roasted poblano chiles gives a savory depth to this simple sauce. Use it with your favorite Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes like enchiladas or tacos, or serve it with grilled chicken, burgers, meat, or fish.
Tender potatoes, Gruyére cheese, the earthy flavor of parsnips, and rich cream all come together to make this dish a perfect comfort food--equally at home next to your Thanksgiving turkey or a humble pot roast.
Pumpkin's savory flavor and rich color make this a show-stopping side dish. Serve it with pork, duck, chicken, or sausages, or top it with sautéed mushrooms, roasted veggies, or salsa for a vegetarian main dish.
A savory, creamy sauce with a hint of nutmeg and a sprinklling of sage, kicked up with a dash of red pepper--serve it over grilled pork, chicken, or veggies, or with pasta, topped with chopped walnuts or hazelnuts and grated Parmesan or crumbled goat cheese.
This salad is filled with wonderful textures--chewy quinoa, creamy avocado, tender tomatoes, crisp scallions--brought together with a bright, lemony dressing and a handful of cilantro.
Looking for something different for a fall or winter dinner? This spicy and satisfying vegetarian chili will fill the bill with its bright flavors and hearty texture.
Red rice has a rich red husk and a full, nutty flavor that marry beautifully with the roasted squash and bright red cranberries in this tasty side dish.
A simple and delicious rice dish with the fragrance of fennel--serve it with chicken, fish, vegetables, or veal.
A springtime specialty from Venice--creamy rice with tender peas, savory pancetta, and Parmesan cheese.
A rich, satisfying soup to begin a fall or winter dinner with a terrific combination of flavors: roasted cauliflower, garlic, crème fraîche, and Gorgonzola with a swirl of walnut oil and a sprinkling of crunchy walnuts for a garnish.
Savory roasted cauliflower is tossed with chewy whole grains, drizzled with olive oil, and accented with Parmesan and fresh chives to make a terrific vegetarian main dish or a perfect side for beef, pork, chicken, or turkey.
The perfect way to use an abundance of tomatoes at the end of the summer. This richly flavored soup accented with roasted garlic and a crouton topped with creamy goat cheese is sure to please.
This simple sauce adds a hit of piquant flavor and gorgeous red color to sautéed or grilled meat, chicken, fish, or vegetables.
Serve this smooth, savory soup chilled in the summer or warm in the winter. The rich flavor of roasted red peppers goes beautifully with a crisp salad or a grilled cheese sandwich.
In this satisfying pot pie, a savory cheese crust beautifully complements the deep, caramelized flavors of roasted vegetables bound with a simple sauce made with our Veggie-Stock Gold.
The earthy flavors and gorgeous hues of cold-weather vegetables come to life in this great side dish seasoned with rosemary and a drizzle of olive oil.
This recipe comes from the Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, New York, which is known for its outstanding vegetarian cuisine. The restaurant is run by a a collective of 19 diversely creative people who believe in healthy and natural eating. Whether you're vegetarian or not, you'll love this savory, silky sweet potato soup accented with the classic combination of pimientos and cheese.
This brine will infuse your holiday bird with the flavors of golden honey and the fragrance of Herbes de Provence. The turkey will be so good you may be tempted to skip the gravy!
Escarole, chard, collards, spinach, kale, or turnip, mustard, or beet greens--this simple technique is perfect for cooking all of them! A little olive oil, a bit of our Veggie-Stock Gold, and some aromatics bring out the delicious flavors of leafy green veggies.
Serving smoked, grilled or deep-fried turkey this year? No slowly roasting bird with vegetables strewn about in the pan to help make the perfect gravy? No problem! Try our super easy method and you'll never worry about gravy again. You can even make it days ahead of time. The secret: our savory turkey stock and vegetables cooked to caramel perfection in our Graisse de Canard.
A Southern favorite flavored with smoked turkey instead of the traditional ham hock. If you haven't tried collard greens, you should; one bite and you'll be hooked. Invite some friends, too--this recipe makes enough for a crowd of present and future collard fans.
The distinctive, meaty flavor of smoked eggplant makes this silky soup something special. This traditional Italian recipe is adapted from award-winning cookbook author, cooking teacher, and world traveler Joanne Weir.
This hearty soup features smoky Spanish chorizo, savory garbanzo and black beans, and aromatic saffron in a broth enriched with rice and plenty of veggies, as well as chunks of ham and chicken. It's fairly simple to put together and perfect for feeding a hungry crowd or freezing portions to enjoy later.
A simply delicious side dish for roast chicken, pork, or lamb, this couscous is big on flavor and small on preparation time. The recipe is easily doubled or tripled for a crowd.
A complex, smoky chili flavored with spices, coffee, cocoa, and peppers slowly simmered in your Crock Pot. Serve it with a buffet of toppings for a Tex-Mex feast!
Orzo, a rice-shaped pasta, makes a tasty "risotto"--this version is studded with fresh spring carrots and asparagus and flavored with our Glace de Poulet Gold and Parmesan cheese. For a vegetarian version, make it with our Veggie-Stock Gold.
Perfect for a chilly fall or winter evening: the beautifully complementary flavors of fennel and butternut squash melded together in a silky smooth soup garnished with crunchy sweet and salty cashews.
Steaming delicate fish filets and vegetables with our Veggie-Stock Gold adds great flavor to this light dish. Hits of garlic and soy sauce round out the taste, and thinly sliced green onions are the finishing touch.
Fragrant couscous studded with fresh corn, zucchini, and bell pepper. Serve it as a side for grilled steaks, chicken, burgers, or pork chops or add cooked chicken, shrimp, or meat to make it a meal.
This refreshing salad originated in Lebanon and became all the rage among adventurous American cooks in the seventies, who transformed it with many different additions and subtractions. We still love tabouleh--on its own with some wedges of pita bread or as an accompaniment to anything hot off the griil--and this version is one of our favorites.
This tasty combination of cornbread, peppers, and cheese makes the perfect side dish for a Tex-Mex menu or nearly anything from your grill.
A great supper for a crowd, this hearty soup is chock full of vegetables, pasta, and Italian sausage. It reheats well and can be frozen, so you can make a batch ahead and have a tasty meal ready in minutes.
This vegan soup is filled with flavor from plenty of veggies, smoked tofu, and pasta, all brought together with our Classic (AVA-Certified) Vegetable Stock. It's the perfect lunch or dinner for a chilly day!
This tasty soup brimming with with vegetables makes a great, healthy, anytime meal.
This rich and flavorful gravy makes a celebration out of mashed potatoes and roasted veggies--or try it spooned over a warm dish of creamy polenta.
Originally this hearty Italian peasant dish was meatless--to take advantage of inexpensive ingredient like beans and pasta. Our version is made the traditional way, with dried beans and plenty of rosemary and garlic. Feel free to add more vegetables, such as fennel, celery root, cauliflower, or fresh green beans, if you like. Top your masterpiece with a drizzle of good olive oil and some grated Pecorino Romano cheese.
Although often made with a ham bone, our version of split pea soup is so hearty and heart healthy you won't miss the meat. Serve with thick slices of rustic bread.
A quick and easy soup with big flavor from beans, kale, a little bacon, and smoked turkey--great for a hearty lunch or supper.
This rich, elegant puréed soup gets its creamy texture from rice and its great flavor from an assortment of wild mushrooms complemented by a little thyme.
A delicious way to use a few of those zucchini from the garden: make this risotto flavored with a little lemon zest and Parmesan and topped with a quick fresh tomato sauce. It tastes like summer in a bowl!