Quick and easy Vietnamese pot pho recipe

A classic pho takes hours to simmer, but you can make this version in a fraction of the time!

By , 09 January 2017
Quick and easy Vietnamese pot pho recipe
  • Ready in: 40 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Price: 75p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 483g serving contains
  • Energy 728KJ 174KCAL
  • Fat low
  • Saturates low
  • Sugars low
  • Salt low
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 728kJ/174kcal.
  • 1 reduced-salt vegetable stock cube
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 1 stem lemongrass
  • 3cm piece root ginger
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 tsp Thai fish sauce
  • 4 tsp reduced-salt soy sauce
  • 500g Asda Frozen Mixed Vegetables
  • 325g bag Asda Ready to Wok Rice Noodles
  • fresh mint and / or coriander, to serve
  • Dissolve ½ reduced-salt vegetable stock cube into 1.2L hot water.

  • Add 2 cloves garlic, peeled and lightly crushed, 2 whole star anise, 1 stem lemongrass, outer leaves removed and lightly bruised, a 3cm piece root ginger, peeled and lightly bruised, and 1 cinnamon stick. Bring to the boil, then partially cover the pan and leave to simmer for 25 mins.

  • Remove the garlic, star anise, ginger, lemongrass and cinnamon with a slotted spoon and discard.

  • Add 4tsp Thai fish sauce, 4tsp reduced-salt soy sauce and 500g Asda Frozen Mixed Vegetables. Bring to the boil then simmer for 4 mins or until the veg is tender but still firm.

  • Add a 325g bag Asda Ready to Wok Rice Noodles and warm through until piping hot.

  • Divide the pho between 4 bowls, garnish with mint and coriander leaves, then serve.