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Old 08-08-2017, 10:36 AM
 
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I have a chicken/rice recipe that calls for 10 cups of broth. Since I am using bullions does that mean 10 cups of water with 10 cubes of chicken bullion?
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Chicago. Kind of.
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What do the directions on the bullion package say? (IME, though, yes, but CONFIRM that!)
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Old 08-08-2017, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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Chicken bullion cubes typically have a lot of salt so be careful in using so many cubes.
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:17 AM
 
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I would check the bullion package. Not all bullion is created equally.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I would check the bullion package. Not all bullion is created equally.
Exactly! I use Maggi brand. Their boullion cubes are one cube for two cups of water.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I have a chicken/rice recipe that calls for 10 cups of broth. Since I am using bullions does that mean 10 cups of water with 10 cubes of chicken bullion?
Ten boullion cubes (the brand I looked at) contain 10 x 1000 = 10,000mg of sodium. You're probably adding five cups of rice to the dish, so that dish probably makes ten servings. So, each serving will contain, at a minimum, 1000mg of sodium.

I'd go for a homemade or store-bought chicken broth with a much lower sodium content, so that I could have better control over the sodium content.
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Old 08-08-2017, 02:13 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Absolutely, read the directions on the packaging very carefully.
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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That might be the 'literal' translation, but I'd use 10 cups of water and only some of the cubes or it will be way too salty.
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Chicago. Kind of.
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I should have mentioned what the others said - it's going to be WAY SALTY!!! I've never EVER made anything using more than two cups - and then I never added any salt to the dish - it would have been inedible. Even with the broccoli, cheese, chicken and rice I added to the two cups, it was plenty salty. (And it was a large casserole.)

If you need ten cups, what are you making? Some type of soup? Because ten is far too many to use in an application like that! You need canned/boxed broth for that if you don't have homemade, IMO.
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Old 08-09-2017, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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If it calls for ten cups of broth, use ten cups of broth.

Don't use bullion. Gross.
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