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Spicy, low fat soup. My husband and I had wonderful soup at a local Vietnamese restaurant and I tried to duplicate it at home. It's not exactly the same, but pretty close!
**I use Marjon fresh stir fry vegetables in a bag - the veggies are napa cabbage, Chinese cabbage, cabbage, carrots, red cabbage, bok choy, onions, savoy, broccoli and snow peas
Pour the stock into a large pan. Add the garlic chili sauce and hot chili sauce. Add 3/4 of the scallions and 3/4 of the cilantro. Turn the heat on low and cook for about 20 minutes. Add the vegetables and cook for 10 minutes.
Add the Chinese noodles, a dash of lemon juice and 3/4 of the bean sprouts and cook for 5-10 minutes.
Serve the soup and put the remaining scallions, cilantro and bean sprouts on the side adding as you like.
I usually also make vegetable egg rolls or spring rolls to go with the soup.
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45 Minutes Cooking Time
By Lisa from Tampa
I recently came down with a killer cold and wanted chicken soup. However, I don't really care for traditional chicken noodle soup, especially the canned kinds. It was too late in the evening, and I felt too lousy to make a batch of homemade. What I really wanted was Pho - I adore it! But I didn't feel good enough to do the driving to the nearest restaurant, and the post-Christmas budget is tight.
So after taking stock of what I had on hand, and a quick trip to the grocery store, this is what I came up with. The kids pronounced it amazing, ate 2 bowls apiece (highly unusual), made me promise to add this to the foods we eat more regularly, and said it was even better the next day when we finished it off. We got about 10 regular sized soup bowls from this recipe. My chicken pho inspired, "I have a cold and I want chicken soup" recipe
Put the canned broth, powdered bouillon and water in a pot. Add chicken, green onions, celery, garlic, ginger, basil and seasoning salt.
Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes. Add sliced onions and continue to simmer.
Begin cooking noodles according to package directions. When there is 5 minutes left of cooking time, add the water chestnuts, bamboo shoots and bean sprouts to the soup. Continue to simmer until noodles are ready.
Place desired amount of noodles in a bowl, then ladle the soup and broth over. Stir in a jalapeno slice and squeeze of lime juice if desired. Add a few drops of sriracha sauce if desired.
Note: Any of our subscribers who may be Vietnamese, I hope I'm not offending anyone by this, calling it faux pho. I truly love your traditional soup, and while this is different, it was pho that served as my original inspiration and was all I could think of calling it.
This is a delicious soup. Its perfect for cold weather and pairs well with French bread.
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