This easy, homemade flavourful parmesan broth recipe is such a great way to use up parmesan rinds and it may soon become your new favourite broth. It makes a tasty addition to soups, stews, risotto or anywhere else you'd use chicken broth. And it takes way less time to cook than chicken bone broth.
I don't know about you, but I keep a stash of parmesan rinds in my freezer!
Why? To make this parmesan rind broth first of all. But using the rinds adds so much flavour and umami to recipes, you really don't want to just be tossing them out.
They freeze very well too! I simply keep mine stored in a vacuum sealed bag in the freezer until I collect enough to make this flavourful parmesan broth. The rinds can stay in the freezer for up to one year if stored correctly like this.
I really hope that you'll do the same!
You'll love the taste and the simplicity of this rich and flavourful parmesan rind broth. It may just become your new favourite broth to make, plus the aroma that comes from this simmering away *heaven*
Here's why you're going to love it
Here is everything you'll need to make this delicious parmesan broth recipe.
Parmesan rind stock is a rich and flavourful broth that can be used as an alternative to chicken bone broth or vegetable broth.
It's made by slow simmering parmesan rinds with other veggies and herbs until it is deeply rich and flavourful, which only takes about three to four hours.
It has a very rich, umami (savoury) flavour that tastes cheesy. If you love parmesan, you'll love this parmesan rind broth.
It has a more robust flavour than chicken, vegetable or beef stock.
Making your own parmesan broth is SO easy. Seriously, you only need some simple ingredients and of course, your parmesan rinds. And in a few hours, you'll have some umami rich parmesan broth.
Heat a large dutch oven over medium heat and once warm, drizzle in the oil. When the oil is hot, add the onion, celery and carrots. Stir and cook for about three to four minutes, until fragrant.
Add in the garlic, salt and pepper and stir again. Cook for another ten minutes, until everything is softened.
Place the parmesan rinds in a cheesecloth and secure with kitchen twine. This will make clean up a lot easier!
Pour in the water and parmesan rinds. Add in the thyme and rosemary.
Cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for three to four hours, until the broth has reduced by about half, stirring occasionally.
Set a sieve over a large pot and carefully pour the parmesan broth through the sieve. Discard the vegetables and parmesan rinds.
Season the broth with additional salt and lemon juice.
Store in an airtight container (mason jars) in the fridge for up to five to six days, or freeze for longer.
This recipe yields about four to five cups of parmesan stock, depending on how much you simmer and let it reduce for.
Perhaps, you don't have quite enough, or you want to make this parmesan broth NOW and don't have any on hand.
Head to your local cheese shop and ask for just the rinds. Many shops will have them on hand and sell them to you for usually a very fair price. This helps making your own parmesan rind stock at home a little more cost efficient too.
Keep it in a sealed mason jar or other glass container in the fridge for up to five to six days.
If you won't be using it all during that first week, store it in the freezer.
To store in the freezer, let it cool and then transfer to a mason jar or other glass container. Be sure to leave some room at the top.
Place in the freezer and take it out when you need.
You can also freeze it in a silicone ice cube tray and once they're frozen you can pop them out and store them in a ziploc bag. This is great if you only want to use a bit at a time.
These are the silicone ice cube trays I use and love them, they pop out so easily.
It should last in the freezer for up to three months.
I hope this parmesan stock recipe inspires you to save your rinds. It's truly such a flavourful and easy recipe to make.
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Save your parmesan rinds and make this easy and flavourful parmesan broth recipe.
This parmesan broth freezes very well, see storage instructions for how to properly store.
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