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How to Dehydrate Homemade Vegetable Bouillon
Learn how to dehydrate homemade vegetable bouillon to make it a shelf-stable vegetable bouillon powder.
How to Make Vegetable Bouillon
In a previous video, I showed you how to make a homemade vegetable bouillon that you can store in your fridge or freezer. And the best thing about this homemade bouillon is that you know exactly what’s in it!
Vegetable Bouillon in a Powdered Form
After publishing my original video where I showed you how to make vegetable bouillon, so many of you asked if it could be dehydrated. Well, there’s good news! Yes, it can be dehydrated, and you don’t need a dehydrator (although you can use one if you wish). You can easily dry this bouillon in your oven.
And once you dehydrate your vegetable bouillon, you make it shelf-stable, enabling you to store the powder in your pantry to free up space in your fridge or freezer. You never have to buy vegetable bouillon at the grocery store again!
Versatile Bouillon Powders
Here are just a few ways that bouillon powders are wonderfully versatile. You can make meal prep easy when you add the powder to boiling water to:
- Create a base for soups or stews.
- Make a flavorful broth to use in place of plain water when cooking rice or other grains.
Chicken and Beef Bouillon Recipe Videos
Now that you know how to make your own homemade vegetable bouillon, check out the videos below where I show you how to make chicken bouillon powder and beef bouillon powder.
More Dehydrating 101 Videos
To learn more about dehydrating and to try out other dehydrating recipes, watch the following videos.
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Homemade Vegetable Bouillon Powder
- Oven or electric dehydrator
- Baking sheet or dehydrator rack
- Parchment paper or dehydrator silicone mat
- Small grinder or blender
- Homemade vegetable bouillon See recipe link in "Recipe Notes" below
- Spread vegetable bouillon out onto a parchment-lined baking sheet for dehydrating in an oven. Or spread on a silicone mat-lined dehydrator rack for an electric dehydrator.
- Place baking sheet (or sheets) on an oven rack in a 175°F preheated oven. Or place the dehydrator rack into a dehydrator and set the temperature to 125°F.
- Periodically check the vegetable bouillon as it is drying. You may want to break up any clumps that appear damp. It will take approximately 6 hours in the oven and 10 hours in the dehydrator to dry fully.
- IMPORTANT: You must make sure that your vegetable bouillon is VERY dry before moving on to the next step. You will know that it is very dry because you will not be able to form clumps if you squeeze some in your fist. It should simply crumble into a fine grain, like salt.
- You can crumble the dried vegetable bouillon in your hands. However, the most efficient way to turn your dried bouillon into a powdered form is to grind it in a small grinder or blender. This process will take approximately 30 seconds.
- Store the vegetable bouillon powder in a jar with a lid. You can now store your powder in a pantry, and the powder should have a shelf life of approximately six months to one year.
- To reconstitute the vegetable bouillon powder, use 1 teaspoon per 8 ounces of hot water.
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