Diva Tasting: Vegetarian Pho Soup…

Vegetarian Pho Soup

Ingredients

Broth:

10 Cups Vegetable Stock

1 Onion, Peeled And Halved

¼ Cup Soy Sauce

8 Cloves Garlic, Coarsely Chopped

2 (3 Inch) Cinnamon Sticks

2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger

2 Pods Star Anise

2 Bay Leaves

Soup:

1 (16 Ounce) Package Thin Rice Noodles (such As Thai Kitchen®)

2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil, Or As Needed

2 (14 Ounce) Packages Firm Tofu, Drained And Cut Into 1/4-Inch Slices

8 Ounces Enoki Mushrooms

4 Scallions, Thinly Sliced

½ Cup Coarsely Chopped Cilantro

1 Lime, Cut Into Wedges

2 Jalapeno Peppers, Sliced Into Rings

¼ Cup Mung Bean Sprouts

¼ Cup Thai Basil Leaves, Torn Into Bite-Size Pieces

Directions

Step 1 Place vegetable stock, onion, soy sauce, garlic, cinnamon sticks, ground ginger, star anise, and bay leaves in a large pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer until flavors combine, 30 to 45 minutes. Remove solids with a slotted spoon and keep broth hot.

Step 2 Place noodles in a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside until noodles are softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and rinse thoroughly. Divide noodles among 6 serving bowls.

Step 3 Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add tofu in a single layer and fry, in batches, until golden brown, about 6 minutes per side.

Step 4 Simmer fried tofu and mushrooms in broth until heated through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to serving bowls. Top with scallions and cilantro. Ladle in hot broth.

Step 5 Serve lime wedges, jalapeno peppers, bean sprouts, and basil alongside for garnishing

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