Basic ramen broth

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: Ramen
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 119kcal
Authentic ramen broth can takes days to make properly. This is a fairly quick and easy broth that's very flavorful.
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Ingredients

  • 1 White onion roughly chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame oil
  • 1 2" piece Ginger sliced
  • 6 cloves Garlic crushed
  • quarts chicken broth
  • 2 star anise whole
  • 1 cinnamon stick 1.5" long
  • 1 oz dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 Tablespoons Coriander seeds optional
  • ¼ cup soy sauce

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium high heat.
  • Add the onion and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring rarely, allowing the edges to char and the onions to become translucent.
  • Add the ginger and garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add the broth, anise, and cinnamon, coriander seeds, and mushrooms, and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer, cover, and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Strain the broth and discard the solids.
  • Use broth in ramen recipe of choice. Will keep refrigerated for 3-4 days, or frozen for 6 months.

Nutrition

Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2979mg | Potassium: 715mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2mg