Mushroom Stock

This mushroom stock is full-flavored and rich. It makes a gorgeous base for vegetable soups and an outstanding wild mushroom risotto.


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, halved
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups mushroom stems
  • 2 carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 2 leeks, coarsely chopped
  • 10 cups cold water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs thyme
  • 1 tablespoon miso
  • 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
  • 2 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano rinds (or other hard cheese)


  • Heat olive oil in a stock pot over medium heat and sear onion, cut side down, and garlic until well-colored, about 5 minutes. Stir in mushroom stems, carrots and leeks, and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Pour in water, and scrape up any browned bits stuck to the bottom of the pan. Add bay leaves, thyme sprigs and miso, and bring to a boil. Redice heat to medium-low, add dried porcini and cheese rinds, and simmer for 40 minutes. Strain well.
  • Cool, refrigerate, and use within a week. To freeze, let cool, and then ladle into muffin tins, and freeze. When frozen, pop stock out of the muffin tins, and store in a Ziploc freezer bag.
Makes 8 cups.
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