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5 Mouthwatering Uses for Leftover Parmesan Rinds


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Make parmesan broth

Make your homemade cooking stock even more flavorful by tossing in a few leftover parmesan rinds. Doing this helps extract their rich, complex flavor and makes for a fuller-bodied stock that can be used in myriad ways. You can add the rinds to any type of homemade stock, but if you're looking for a vegetarian version, here's a simple recipe to try.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 L water
  • 4 parmesan rinds, cleaned and scraped
  • 3 carrots, roughly chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 2 onions, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 bouquet garni
  • 1/2 bunch fresh parsley
  • Salt

Instructions: Heat the olive oil in a large pot over high heat. Add the chopped vegetables and season with salt. Cook for 5-6 min., stirring occasionally until the veggies are softened and lightly browned. Add the water, parmesan rinds, bouquet garni and fresh parsley. Bring the stock to a boil, then lower the heat to a simmer and cook for at least 40 min. or up to 3 hours. Filter the broth through a fine-mesh strainer, and use as desired!

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