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Use it up - stock

Ever find yourself with leftover liquid stock? Try these clever ways to use it up and create recipes using chicken stock!

Use it up - stock

Create a soup base

For an Asian-style broth, add aromatics such as ginger, lemongrass, sesame oil and a little soy sauce. Simmer the stock for about 10 mins to develop the flavours, then add extras such as noodles and shredded chicken. 

Whip up a gravy 

Cooking a roast dinner? Combine a little leftover stock with the pan juices to make a gravy. For a spin on the classic version, give the recipe a go at coles.com.au/grandmasvegemitegravy.

Make a risotto 

If you’ve only used a touch of stock, use the remaining to make risotto. Our chicken and mushroom version is a must-try – simply add a little water to the remaining stock to make the up the 1 litre of liquid you’ll need. Find the recipe at coles.com.au/chickenandmushroomrisotto. 

Add to a curry sauce 

Give Thai-style curries an extra hit of flavour by using half stock and half coconut cream to make the sauce. Try it in our green pea chicken curry for a quick and easy dish that’s super tasty, too. Go to coles.com.au/greenpeachickencurry for the recipe.

Freeze it 

Once opened, stock can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 days. Make it last even longer by freezing in ice cube trays or an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge before using, or add cubes straight from frozen into your cooking.