Vegetable Broth and Stock

Leave out pungent vegetables like broccoli and kale to preserve the subtle flavors in your vegetable broth or vegetable stock. These easy recipes cover all the basics for making a versatile vegetable broth or stock, including appropriate vegetables and seasonings.

Quinoa Pilaf

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Spiced Basmati Rice with Peanuts

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Basmati rice adds a unique aroma and flavor to this spicy side dish.

Cup-of-Garden Soup

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Apricot Shrimp with Fruity Couscous

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Stir apricots, cranberries, and hazelnuts into couscous to make a pilaf-style accompaniment for the spicy-sweet apricot-glazed shrimp.

Lemon Couscous

Midwest Living

Serve this 15-minute side dish with grilled steak, chicken, or fish.

Total: 15 mins

Chunky Vegetable-Lentil Soup

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Total: 55 mins

How to Prepare Mexican Rice

No more boil-and-eat packets: Knowing how to prepare Mexican rice from scratch requires a few added steps but pays off with more flavor and far less sodium. Mexican rice (also known as Spanish rice in the U.S., though it's not at all native to Spain) is a popular side dish, often served alongside refried beans, at Mexican-American restaurants.

Tofu-Carrot Soup

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Circles and Squares Vegetable-Pasta Soup

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Total: 25 mins

Curried Vegetable Soup

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Bye-bye, boring vegetable soup. This spiffed-up variation takes just 20 minutes to make.

Total: 20 mins

Pumpkin, Chickpea, and Red Lentil Stew

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Butternut Squash Soup

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Brats and Beer Cheddar Chowder

Midwest Living

Use your favorite beer to flavor the creamy cheese base for this main-dish sausage soup.

Total: 45 mins

Quinoa Toss with Chickpeas and Herbs

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Vegetable-Fava Bean Soup

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Fava beans are the standout in this Italian-style soup. The beans (also called broad beans) are large, brown, and flat ovals that have an assertive taste and firm texture.

Good Greens Winter Soup

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Make a warm meal on a cold winter night with kale, leeks, tomatoes, and zucchini.

Total: 35 mins
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