This dish is a light, airy delicious spring dish. It has a little bit of everything you are looking from, from seitan, to noodles to a light broth and even spice! It’s a fairly easy recipe and you can keep it refrigerated for a few days.
Ingredients (serves about 4):
- 8-12 oz. dried rice noodles
- 8 oz. seitan (or tofu) – cut it into chunks, or strips
- 6 cups vegetable stock or water
- 1 small sweet onion – sliced pretty thin
- 3 scallions thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 3 tbsp miso paste
- 3 tbsp fresh lime juice – (you can use more or less here)
- 1/2 tsp chile paste (or cayenne or sriracha)
- 1 handful of fresh bean sprouts
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 3 cloves
- 3 cloves of garlic **OPTIONAL (some people prefer Pho without garlic)
- 1 tbsp of fresh grated ginger
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 3 tbsp cilantro leaves
- 6-7 basil leaves (leave whole, cut up, or leave on the stem and serve next to bowl)
- Boil a pot of water. Turn the heat off and add the rice noodles. Let them sit in the pot for 20-30 minutes. Check on the for softness. Set aside.
- Cut up your cilantro, basil, scallions and sweet onion and set aside. (Cut up garlic too if you plan on using it, I recommend trying your first recipe without it!)
- Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium to high heat, and then add your seitan strips. Make sure to turn it to get all sides. Set aside.
- Take the veggie stock (or water) and boil it in a large pot. Add the most of the sweet onion, ginger, hoisin sauce, cinnamon sticks, cloves, (garlic if you choose) and soy sauce. Turn the heat down to low and simmer 15 for minutes. Stir in the lime juice after.
- Take 1 cup of the hot liquid into a small bowl. Add in your miso paste and stir it up to blend completely. Put the blend back into the soup along with the chile paste or the cayenne (depending on your love of spice). Leave on low. Stir in the seitan and your noodles.
- Divide the soup among individual bowls. Add the raw bean sprouts, scallions, cilantro, and basil. Also add in your few sweet onions you have left over (this is a personal favorite of mine having some crunchy sweet onions and some cooked). Add a couple wedges of lime to your plate if you like. Serve right away and enjoy!
Earth Remedy Herbs used: Cinnamon, Cloves, Cilantro, Basil, Ginger and Garlic!
What is seitan? It is derived from the protein portion of wheat and it makes a great stand in for meat!
We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we have! Let us know if you have made it and how it turned out!