Mild Broth


Serves 6 cups of broth
1 garlic clove, crushed
2-in (5 cm) piece ginger, thinly sliced
2 green onions, trimmed and each cut into 3 pieces
1 small tomato, quartered
4 dried shitake mushrooms
4 dried jujubes (Chinese red dates) (optional)
6 cups (1.5 L) vegetable or chicken stock


  1. Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove and discard garlic, ginger and green onion. If making ahead, let cool to room temperature and store in refrigerator for up to 3 days. If serving right away, transfer to hot pot and follow serving instructions for main recipe.
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