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Vegetarian Pho

(recipe, Carrie Stewart)


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Ingredients

  1. * 1 onion, chopped
  2. * 1 green chili pepper, seeded and chopped
  3. * 3 slices ginger
  4. * 2 star anise, whole
  5. * 1 cinnamon stick
  6. * 3 tablespoons tamari (or your favorite soy sauce)
  7. * 6 cups vegetable broth
  8. * 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  9. * 4 ounces seitan, cut into strips, optional (I didn't use any)
  10. * 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  11. * 1½ tablespoons lime juice
  12. * 2 tablespoons barley miso (or regular miso(I used white miso)
  13. * 2 tablespoons hot water
  14. * 6 ounces rice noodles, soaked for 15 minutes in cold water and drained
  15. * ½ cup bean sprouts, garnish
  16. * 4 scallions, chopped, garnish
  17. * 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped, garnish

Steps

  1. In crock pot combine the first 7 ingredients (onion - broth), cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in skillet over medium high heat and add seitan strips. Brown on all sides. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Strain broth/stock and return broth to crock pot.
  4. In a small cup combine miso paste with water.
  5. In a small bowl combine the next 2 ingredients and the miso/water mixture. Add to broth in crock pot. Stir in drained rice sticks and seitan. Cook for 5-10 minutes longer or until rice sticks are soft.
  6. To serve, ladle soup into bowls and garnish with bean sprouts, scallions and cilantro.