There is nothing better than a homemade version of Vegetable Broth, where you can throw it into stoup, rice, and anything and really increase the flavor of your dish. Today, I will show you How To Make Vegetable Broth In The Instant Pot.
If you have been using your Instant Pot a lot, you will notice that one of the most used ingredients after water is vegetable broth. It helps the Instant Pot bring the dish to pressure, which allows it to cook perfectly.
So, today I will show you How To Make Vegetable Broth In The Instant Pot, but you can also make the same recipe in your slow cooker or a large saucepan.
I use this recipe a lot in a lot of my recipes, such as INSTANT POT CORN CHOWDER, INSTANT POT VEGETARIAN CHINESE FRIED RICE, INSTANT POT, FETTUCCINE ALFREDO, and INSTANT POT, EASY NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER.
What Is Vegetable Broth?
Vegetable broth is really nothing more than water than has been infused with vegetables. You can use a myriad of vegetables to infuse the flavor.
The common ingredients in a typical vegetable broth in the United States are onions, carrots, celery, and mushrooms. The best part of this recipe is that you can really use the ends of the celery and carrots or their peels, which will save you a lot of money.
In the United States, one of the most popular manufacturers of Vegetable Broth is Swanson. Their vegetable broth includes carrots, celery, onions, and cabbage.
Ingredients In Instant Pot Vegetable Broth
- Salt & Pepper
How To Make Vegetable Broth In The Instant Pot
Add all of the ingredients into your Instant Pot. Place your lid on, and make sure it’s sealed. Press the manual and set it for high pressure for 15 minutes. When it beeps, let it naturally release.
Strain the liquid, and discard the vegetable scraps.
Store in the refrigerator for 3 days or freeze, for later use.
Some Pro Tips For Making The Best Batch of Instant Pot Vegetable Broth
- This is a great recipe to clean out your refrigerator with; you can add anything you have in the refrigerator, such as leeks, mushrooms, fresh herbs, etc.
- Make sure that you let the vegetable broth cool before storing it.
- This is a great recipe to double or triple, depending on the size of your Instant Pot.
How To Store Instant Pot Vegetable Broth
The most important thing for you to realize is that you need to cool the broth before storing it. So please leave it in the Instant Pot, shut off the power, and then let it cool to room temperature.
Once it is cooled, you can ladle it into mason jars or airtight containers. Place the containers into the refrigerator, where they will last for a week.
How To Freeze Instant Pot Vegetable Broth
This is a great recipe to make and freeze; I love having a freezer stocked with homemade vegetable broth.
If you want to freeze a batch, make as directed, and then let the vegetable broth cool down to room temperature. Then ladle the vegetable broth into freezer-safe containers. Place the containers into the freezer. The key is to leave a bit of headspace so as the soup expands in the freezer; there is room.
The vegetable broth will last in the freezer for about 1 to 2 months. To use frozen, place the frozen vegetable broth into the refrigerator until it’s thawed, usually about 24 hours.
How To Make Vegetable Broth With Scraps
This is an amazing recipe to make with vegetable scraps. My mother used to save all of the carrot peelings, celery leaves, and onion skins in the freezer, and when she wanted to make a huge batch of vegetable broth, she would pull out everything.
No waste, and a great money saver!
Vegetables To Avoid Putting in A Vegetable Broth
The vegetables to avoid are any vegetables with a large starch, such as potatoes, sweet potatoes, or turnips. This will turn your vegetable broth cloudy due to the starch.
Other vegetables to avoid are zucchini, summer squash, green beans, and beets. They will all become bitter, which will turn your vegetable broth into a bitter-tasting one. I avoid beets because I find that they change the color of the broth.
What Is The Difference Between Broth And Stock?
The only true difference is that stock is typically made with bones, while the broth is not.
However, since vegetable broth does not include any bones, no item is really vegetable stock. They only sell vegetable broth.
What Are The Best Canned Vegetable Broths?
Over the years, and using my Instant Pot for many years, I have come up with some of my favorites, so if you are in a hurry, grab one of these cans or jars to use in your Instant Pot Recipes:
Slow Cooker Directions
This works wonderfully in the Slow Cooker or Crockpot to follow the directions as in the recipe, add everything into the slow cooker, and then cook on low for 9 to 12 hours or high for 5 to 7 hours.
This is a great recipe if you want to simmer it all day over the stove. The key is to stir it frequently; it will take about 12 to 15 hours to get the same deep flavor that you get by using the Instant Pot.
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- 1 large onion, peeled and cut up in large chunks
- 3 carrots, peeled and diced
- 1 cup of mushrooms
- 4 stalks of celery, peeled and diced
- 10 cups of water
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 2 teaspoons of pepper
- Add all of the ingredients into your Instant Pot.
- Place your lid on, and make sure it’s sealed.
- Press the manual and set it for high pressure for 15 minutes.
- When it beeps, let it naturally release.
- Strain the liquid, and discard the vegetable scraps.
- Store in the refrigerator for 3 days or freeze for later use.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 23Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 568mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g