You’ve made your first batch of delicious, nutritious, warming bone broth. You’ve divided it up into smaller portions, ready to be used for… um. Okay so you don’t know what to use your bone broth in. That’s okay, because I’m here to help (Georgia saves the day yet again!).
Assuming you have actually made a batch of broth or have purchased some (if you buy some, I highly recommend Good Bones by Undivided Food Co - pictured above - their broth is organic, paleo friendly, preservative free and it tastes sooooo good), I assume you are already aware of why you want to consume broth, but just in case you haven’t or you don’t know why everyone is raving about bone broth, here’s a little re-cap.
Bone broth is a lot lower in sodium than regular stocks, making it better for you. It is also packed full of the good stuff from being slow cooked for so long so you’re getting added health benefits to whatever healthy meal you’re already making. And last but definitely not least, because it’s delicious so it will make said healthy meal, taste even better!
Here are some basic examples of how I use my bone broth…
Generally, I use bone broth however and whenever I can. Any savory recipe that requires a liquid component or suggests adding some stock, I will use bone broth. Even in things like a roast where you add a little water to the roasting pan to keep the meat moist, use bone broth. When making any sort of Asian-soupy dish, use bone broth. Stir-fry needs a little moisture? Bone broth to the rescue!
You can also just drink your bone broth straight. If you’ve gone a few days without a meal that has incorporated some broth, you can top up on the good stuff with a cup of broth. I prefer to drink mine warm so I will heat mine up when I do this. Having said that, I use bone broth in so many of my meals I rarely go a few days without it, so drinking it solo isn’t something I feel the need to do often.
Here are a few of my own recipes that I have used bone broth in.
Miso Glazed Ramen
Pumpkin and Chickpea Soup
Slow Cooked Pork Ramen with Crackling
Pho Style Chicken Noodle Soup
Dal Inspired Soup
This is not an exhaustive list! Seriously, you can use bone broth in anything savory because its flavors aren’t overpowering. It’s just added goodness without even really trying.
Let me know other ways you use your bone broth, I’d love to know other ways I can use mine too.