Stock is a staple in any kitchen across the world.
Many people think that chicken stock is the only option for a flavorful soup, but vegetable stock is actually a great choice too.
So how are these types of stock different from each other and can you use them interchangeably?
Let’s accompany us and find the answer in this article.
What is chicken stock?
Chicken stock has been a staple ingredient for centuries in any part of the world.
It is simply made by simmering chicken bones in water with some aromatic vegetables, spices, and herbs to add flavor.
The most common types of vegetables are used to make the chicken stock more flavorful are celery, onion, and carrot.
Chicken stock is usually seasoned with garlic, herbs like rosemary, sage, star anise, and oregano.
You should make the chicken stock a bit milder than your palate so that when used as a base for other dishes, it won’t end up too salty.
Chicken stock has a clear light brown color.
It is a rich source of protein and vitamins A, B6, C, D, and K, and various minerals that benefit our health in different ways.
This kitchen staple is usually used to make soup, sauce, gravy, or stew.
It can even be served hot alone as a treatment for common diseases like flu, cold, or food poisoning.
What is vegetable stock?
Vegetable stock is a flavorful liquid that is made from simmering vegetables in water for hours