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What To Do With Veggies After Making Stock

What To Do With Veggies After Making Stock? 6 Options (2023)

Last Updated on January 20, 2023 by Shari Mason

Making stock from vegetables is a great way to utilize all of the leftover vegetable scraps that you otherwise may not have used.

By simmering the veggies in water, you can create a flavorful and nutritious stock that can be used for various dishes. 

Once you’ve made the stock, you may wonder what to do with the leftover vegetables. Fortunately, there are various ways to repurpose these vegetables, so you don’t waste any of your ingredients. 

Our team will discuss what to do with veggies after making stock.

6 Options On What To Do With Vegies After Making A Stock

1. Make A Vegetable Soup 

Creamy Vegetable Soup in a white bowl

Once you have finished making the stock, you can add the vegetables to the soup. Start by adding diced carrots and celery and let them cook for a few minutes. 

Then add diced potatoes, zucchini, and mushrooms and let them cook until they are tender. Finally, add a can of diced tomatoes or a cup of fresh tomatoes and let them cook until they are soft. 

Once the vegetables are cooked, add the stock and bring the soup to a boil.

Once boiling, reduce the heat and let the soup simmer until it reaches the desired consistency. Serve the vegetable soup hot, and enjoy.

2. Make A Vegan Stir-Fry

To make a vegan stir-fry with veggies, make a vegetable broth or stock. Start by boiling a pot of water and adding vegetables such as onions, carrots, celery, garlic, and mushrooms. 

Simmer the vegetables in the water for about 30 minutes, then strain the vegetables and reserve the liquid. In a wok, heat a few tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat. 

Add the chopped vegetables of your choice, such as bell peppers, broccoli, bok choy, and snow peas. Stir-fry the vegetables for about 5 minutes until they are lightly browned and crisp-tender. 

Add in a few tablespoons of soy sauce and the vegetable broth [1] that was made earlier. Simmer for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve the vegan stir-fry with cooked rice or noodles. 

3. Use As A Topping For Pizza 

Making a vegetable stock and using it as a topping for pizza with veggies is a great way to add flavor and texture to your dish. Start by adding the vegetables of your choice to a pot and covering them with water. 

Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain the vegetables out, reserving the liquid, and set them aside. Once the stock is made, use it as a topping for your pizza. 

Add your favorite veggies, such as peppers, mushrooms, and onions, and top with grated cheese and your stock. Bake in the oven until the cheese is melted and the pizza is heated. 

4. Use As A Filling For Burritos

After making your stock, use it as a filling for burritos [2] with veggies. Start by sautéing the vegetables of your choice in a large pan with some oil. 

Once the vegetables are soft, add the stock, season with salt and pepper, and simmer for a few minutes. Then, spoon the mixture into warmed tortillas and top with your favorite toppings like cheese, diced tomatoes, and avocados. 

5. Make A Frittata Or Quiche 

Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. Begin by making a vegetable stock by simmering carrots, celery, and onions in a large pot with water for about an hour. Once the stock is ready, strain it and set it aside. 

“I eat only vegetables and fruit, and to me it’s the most aspirational diet because it’s so easy. It’s quite simple, the cooking I do. “

– Vivienne Westwood, Fashion Designer

Heat a tablespoon of butter or olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add diced onions, peppers, mushrooms, and spinach, and cook for about 5 minutes. Add in the vegetable stock and bring the mixture to a boil. 

Whisk together eight eggs and a cup of milk in a medium bowl. Season the mixture with salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and cook on low heat for about 5 minutes. 

Sprinkle shredded cheese on top and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Let cool before serving. 

6. Blend Into A Vegetable Dip

vegetable dipping sauce

Once you have made your stock, you can use it to blend it into a delicious vegetable dip. Start by adding onions, garlic, and your favorite herbs and spices to the stock and let it simmer for a few minutes. 

Then add your favorite vegetables, such as carrots, celery, and bell peppers, and let them cook until they are soft. Finally, blend all the ingredients until they are smooth and creamy. Serve your vegetable dip with your favorite vegetables, and enjoy.

FAQs

What do you do with stock leftovers?

Stock leftovers can be used to make soups, sauces, and stews. They can also be frozen and saved for later use.

What to do with bones and vegetables after making broth?

After making broth, the bones and vegetables can be discarded or used in a compost pile. Alternatively, the vegetables may be saved and used in other dishes.

When should you throw out vegetable stock?

Vegetable stock should be discarded after 3-4 days if stored in the refrigerator or after 1-2 months if stored in the freezer.

Final Thoughts

Making stock is an easy and delicious way to make the most of your vegetables. Whether you use fresh or frozen vegetables, they will add flavor and nutrition to your stock. 

Use the leftovers to make soup, broth, or other recipes. You can also freeze any leftover vegetables for future use. 

You’ll save money and reduce food waste by using up your vegetables. Making stock with vegetables is an economical and sustainable practice.

References:

  1. https://www.thespruceeats.com/basic-vegetable-broth-recipe-3378023
  2. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/easy-beef-burritos
Shari Mason

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