Simple Vegetarian Vietnamese Pho Recipe

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Vegetarian Vietnamese Soup

Pho is one of my favorite soups, but it can be a long and arduous process to create.

A simple vegetarian alternative to this Vietnamese soup takes the essentials of this beloved broth, but greatly reduces the time needed.

If desiring protein in your pho, pan-fry tofu slices and add them at the same time as the vermicelli noodles.

Vegetarian Pho Soup

Vegetarian Vietnamese Soup
Yield: 2 servings

Simple Vegetarian Vietnamese Pho Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A simple vegetarian alternative to Vietnamese pho soup takes the essentials of this beloved broth, but greatly reduces the time needed.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 thumb ginger, peeled and minced
  • 2 tsp sambal olek, or red pepper paste
  • 2 tbsp vegetarian fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp cane sugar
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup baby bok choy, chopped
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 package vermicelli rice noodles, cooked according to the package

Instructions

  1. Simmer the broth, garlic, ginger, sambal, fish sauce and cane sugar in a large pot on the stove, covered, for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the onions, mushrooms and carrots and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the cilantro, bok choy, bean sprouts and rice noodles. Cook for another minute. Serve hot.

Notes

Originally posted May 2, 2013

Nutrition Information

Yield

2

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 439Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 2920mgCarbohydrates 91gFiber 9gSugar 35gProtein 16g

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Based in Kingston, Canada, Samantha Lowe has been writing for publication since 2006. She records her culinary and globe-trotting experiences online at www.samanthalowe.com/blog. A love of photography and cooking fuels this writing, with the end result usually enticing friends and acquaintances to 'loosen their belts'.