Preparing chicken, beef or vegetable bouillon cubes is a simple process that begins by boiling water. Place the bouillon cube in a container or bowl, and pour the boiling water over it. Stir until the mixture is dissolved, and use according to personal preference.
- Boil water
Place water in a saucepan or kettle, using 1 cup of water for every bouillon cube. Bring the water to a boil over medium-high or high heat.
- Dissolve the bouillon cubes
Place bouillon cubes in a cup or bowl. Add the boiled water, and stir until the bouillon is dissolved. Use in place of broth or stock to make soup or to flavor casseroles, stews and other dishes.
- Flavor sauces
To make a deeply flavored sauce, skip dissolving the bouillon cube in water, and add it with other ingredients directly into a saucepan. For example, to make an Asian-inspired brown sauce, combine bouillon cubes with prepared oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, sugar and water. Alternatively, place peeled, cut carrots in a saucepan with enough water to cover the vegetables. Add the bouillon cubes, and bring the mixture to a boil. Simmer the carrots until they are tender, then add some butter and a little brown sugar to form a glaze.