Vegetable broth comes in many different forms, from powders to cubes to pastes. You can even make your own using leftover vegetable clippings.
It also comes in cartons, but I don't recommend using that kind. For some reason, cartons of vegetable broth always end up being very weak tasting by comparison. They're also expensive.
If I don't use cartons, don't I have to prepare it ahead of time?
Nope! Not usually, at least. Often broth is used in soups, sauces and other situations where you're already boiling some liquid. When a recipe calls for vegetable broth, I just add water instead, along with the necessary amount of bullion cubes/powder/paste/etc. The cubes/powder/paste dissolve on their own and get mixed in with the rest of the ingredients as the recipe cooks. Neat trick, huh?
Brands we use
- Frontier (powder found in bulk)
- Rapunzel (bullion cubes)
- Better Than Bullion (paste)