Umami Vegetarian Ramen Stock

Vegetarian ramen stock

An oven roasted stock recipe for ramen

Course Base
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword Ramen, Stock, Vegitarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Andy Baraghani

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons white miso
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 4 6 x4-inch pieces kombu
  • 2 medium onions unpeeled, halved through root, very thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot unpeeled, very thinly sliced
  • 1 celery stalk thinly sliced
  • 1 head of garlic halved crosswise
  • 6 sprigs parsley
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300º. Whisk miso, oil, and 2 Tbsp. water in a small bowl. Crush mushrooms and kombu with your hands over a rimmed baking sheet. Add onions, carrot, celery, garlic, and parsley and toss to combine. Drizzle miso mixture over vegetable mixture and toss to coat. Bake, tossing halfway through, until vegetables are slightly shriveled and mixture is fragrant, 60–75 minutes.
  2. Transfer vegetable mixture to a large pot. Add peppercorns and 4 quarts cold water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until broth is reduced by half, 60–75.
  3. Let broth cool, then strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl, pressing on solids to extract as much liquid as possible; discard solids.