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How to Make Your Own Bouillon Granules

by Serena Styles

Any type of vegetable can be dehydrated for bouillon.

veggies oh so pretty image by Pix by Marti from Fotolia.com

Bouillon granules, a common staple in many kitchens, are dehydrated vegetables or broth used to flavor soups. Bouillon granules are available for commercial purchase in several different flavors for a relatively low cost. However, bouillon granules sold in stores often have a high salt content. You can make bouillon granules from home using dehydrated vegetables and a small amount of salt for a healthier alternative. Making bouillon granules requires only a few simple kitchen supplies to get started.

Chop two carrots, two celery stalks, two leeks and 1/2 cup of fresh parsley on a cutting board with a sharp knife. The chopped pieces should be no thicker than 1/4 inch.

Place the chopped vegetables into a food dehydrator and dry for time specified by the manufacturer.

Place the dried vegetables into a coffee grinder and turn it on high for two minutes.

Pour 1 tbsp. of salt into the mixture and turn the coffee grinder on high for another minute.

Pour the bullion into a plastic container and seal tightly. Store the bouillon in a refrigerator and use within 12 months to prevent spoilage.

Tip

  • Experiment with adding different vegetables and seasonings to your bouillon mixture.

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References

  • "Cooking Basics for Dummies"; Bryan Miller, Marie Rama and Eve Adamson; 2011
  • "The New Book of Soups: A complete guide to stocks, ingredients, preparation and cooking techniques, with over 150 tempting new recipes"; Anne Sheasby; 2010
  • "Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition"; Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker; 2006

Photo Credits

  • veggies oh so pretty image by Pix by Marti from Fotolia.com

About the Author

Serena Styles is a Colorado-based writer who specializes in health, fitness and food. Speaking three languages and working on a fourth, Styles is pursuing a Bachelor's in Linguistics and preparing to travel the world. When Styles isn't writing, she can be found hiking, cooking or working as a certified nutritionist.