Shortcut Vegetarian Hot Pot Broth Recipe

Immerse yourself in the flavors of Asian cuisine with our Shortcut Vegetarian Hot Pot Broth. This quick and easy recipe is designed to provide a rich, savory, and versatile base for your hot pot adventures. Made with aromatic spices, fresh vegetables, and nutritious mushrooms, this broth is a plant-based marvel that brings together the comfort of soup and the enjoyment of communal dining. Perfect for a family gathering or a dinner party, our Shortcut Vegetarian Hot Pot Broth is a culinary experience that delivers both simplicity and depth of flavor.

Shortcut Vegetarian Hot Pot Broth Recipe:

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Total time: 50 minutes

Serves: 8


  1. 8 cups water
  2. 1 large onion, quartered
  3. 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  4. 1 piece (2-inch) fresh ginger, sliced
  5. 1 cup sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms
  6. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, combine the water, onion, garlic, ginger, and mushrooms.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Strain the broth through a fine-mesh sieve into a separate pot or large bowl, pressing on the solids to extract as much flavor as possible. Discard the solids.
  4. Season the broth with soy sauce, salt, and pepper to taste.
  5. Use this broth as a base for your hot pot, adding a variety of vegetables, tofu, or noodles as per your preference.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 15 kcal
  • Protein: 0.5g
  • Carbs: 3g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Sodium: 240mg