Easy Quick Phở
It is cold out, and it is the perfect time for soup! This is one of my family's favorites and requires a little food prep ahead of time, but once you have all your vegetables chopped and in containers, you will have a simple dinner experience. I hope you will enjoy this easy recipe and add it to your family favorites!
Here is what you need:
- Prepare first and set aside (I prefer rice noodles).
- Homemade bone broth or store-bought vegetable or beef bouillon/broth
- Five-spice ground powder
- Garlic Cloves (chopped finely)
- Ginger (chopped finely)
- Soy sauce
- Fish sauce (Worcestershire sauce works too)
- Salt & Pepper
(add to taste, no measuring)
Vegetables (prep ahead of time)
- Tofu, Beef, Pork or Chicken
- Shredded Cabbage
- Bok Choy
- Sriracha Sauce (to taste)
- Lime (optional)
- Cilantro (more makes it better)
I like to prepare my rice noodles first. Follow the directions on your package of noodles, then drain, rinse, and set to the side.
Now time for the broth, no need to measure, that's not necessary.
Add bone broth to a pot and once the soup is simmering, time to add five spice ground powder, fresh ginger, garlic, and fish sauce. Let it simmer in the broth. Add more as needed, go by your taste, and once your Phở broth is on point... you are good to go! Now you are ready to add your noodles to each serving bowl and any vegetables you wish. Then pour the hot broth over the contents. The hot soup will cook the veggies a little.
My favorites are mushrooms, cabbage, carrots, daikons, and bok choy. Oh, and if you think it is necessary, you can add pork, chicken, beef or tofu to this dish. My personal favorite is kimchi dumplings (found at my local Asian market). Top it off with fresh cilantro and jalapenos or Sriracha if you like it spicy!
Quick tip: I sometimes just add my spices, like anise, clove, cinnamon, fennel, peppercorn, and ginger, to a giant tea ball, letting it simmer in the broth. The soup still tastes delicious!
I am not an herbalist or a doctor. Do your research! Be sure you and your family members are not allergic to any of these ingredients before using this recipe. All the items on this blog post were purchased with my own money and are not sponsored. Just products I love, that also make my life a little easier.