What do you do with left over broths?

India
August 21, 2011 8:35am CST
I don’t know about others, but my wife throws the left over broths of fruits and vegetables in to the drain. Left over broths of fruits and vegetables should be used wisely because that’s where the vitamins and many goodies are there.[b][/b]
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• Guyana
23 Aug 11
Left over. I hardly ever have anything left over. My family eats in a weird way. I remember once I was draining rice into the sink and my uncle said "you're throwing away the strenght of the rice." He grabbed a cup and held it under the rice and drank the water. Now I cook rice so that there isn't any water remaining And I try to cook just enough so that I don't have to store anything in the freezer. Where I come from many people don't even like eating frozen meat, they say it tastes stale.
• India
24 Aug 11
What you said and done is right. kudos[b][/b]
@peavey (16866)
• United States
22 Aug 11
I freeze them until I'm making a stew or soup, then I use them. I think you're right; there are a lot of vitamins and goodies in there. The broth also gives extra flavor to soup in my opinion.
• India
22 Aug 11
You are right. You get that extra flavor. [b][/b]
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
21 Aug 11
Hello arleram. Well I don't cook a lot with fruit as it is canned with a lot of sugar. I do save broth from vegetables and meats for future soups and gravies. I take bone from meals and add a small bit of water and simmer it with some seasoning of herbs and spices with some carrots and celery. I let it cool then put in the freezer for future use.
• India
21 Aug 11
I laud your way of using the left over broth.[b][/b]
@marguicha (101971)
• Chile
22 Aug 11
I yuse everything. Brths of any kind are used either in soups (you can mix veggie broths with chicken broth and bring a mug of it to the computer instead of coffee), or you can use it later for stews, risottos, all sorts of rice instead of plain water. When I boil fruit I do it with sugar and serve it together as a compote so there are no leftovers.
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
21 Aug 11
my wife puts all this broths in a ziplock and put it in the freezer. she uses it, well if she needs it. i dont know how to cook but sometimes i do give her a hand at the kitchen and she lets me put those broths in a ziplock and freeze. though i have to say she does not use much of vegetables from can. i see her use mushroom and corn only from a can. she only buy fruits from can when she really need to do something fast. but on a day to day basis she buys it all fresh at the market.