Thanks to FamilyRated I got to try the Knorr Selects Vegetable Bouillon in cubes and in a powder. We’ve had bouillon before but haven’t tried these yet. Thank you FamilyRated & Knorr!! Now, I got it free but I’ll always be honest!
KNORR SELECTS VEGETABLE BOUILLON CUBES
I regularly buy the Better than Bouillon paste which is also concentrated and added to boiling water, but it seems to dissolve a lot better. I threw a cube into boiling water with pasta and rice (on separate occasions) and I found remnants of the cube leftover at the end of the cook time.
As far as taste is concerned, it was excellent! I used it when cooking brown basmati rice for a cilantro rice I make often, it turned out AMAZING. It’s usually very good, but everyone agreed it was exceptional. The only thing that changed was I used these bouillon cubes instead of water. When I followed the directions for the portions, it was slightly too salty for me, but I just modified my quantities and it worked out perfectly.
It does contain palm oil in the ingredients twice, which while it has some controversy attached to it, is a vegetable oil. I consider this to be a healthy addition to my cooking.
I would considering buying this again, but likely because of the dissolving issues I would go with the powder format instead of cubes.
KNORR SELECTS VEGETABLE BOUILLON POWDER
The ingredients on this bouillon powder are SUPER impressive. ALL real food! It does contain palm oil in the ingredients twice, which while it has some controversy attached to it, is a vegetable oil. Everything else in the ingredients you can buy at the store. I consider this a healthy addition to add to my cooking.
I did find the taste a little on the salty spectrum, but I just modified the serving and it worked out wonderfully. This is why I preferred this powder format to the cubes, it was easier to modify how much I wanted to add. When cooking rice or pasta I added this to my water and found every meal I added them too was just exceptionally better.
I had several meals that are in my usual rotation that I added this to and they were noticeable more flavorful. Some of which were a brown rice cilantro dish, and a Bolognese. Everyone agreed that adding the vegetable bouillon powder made our meals a little more gourmet.
I’ll buy this again. Probably. More than likely.