Vietnamese Pho (Low-Fat) Recipe

Vietnamese Pho is a traditional and flavorful noodle soup that is low in fat. This dish is made with a fragrant broth, rice noodles, and a variety of fresh herbs and vegetables. The broth is simmered with spices like star anise, cinnamon, and cloves, giving it a rich and aromatic flavor. The noodles are cooked separately and then added to the broth along with thinly sliced beef or chicken. This low-fat version of Pho is a healthy and delicious option for those looking to enjoy a classic Vietnamese dish without the added fat.

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30minstotal
5minsPrep
25minsCook
30m.total
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25m.Cook
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Ingredients for Vietnamese Pho (Low-Fat) Recipe

  • 1/2 pound Beef Or Chicken Bones
  • 1/4 Onion, Halved
  • 1/2 inch Ginger, Sliced
  • 1/2 Star Anise
  • 1/2 stick Cinnamon
  • 1 Cloves
  • 2 cup Water
  • As required Fish Sauce, To Taste
  • As required Sugar, To Taste
  • 2 ounce Rice Noodles
  • 2 ounce Thinly Sliced Beef Or Chicken
  • as needed Fresh Herbs
  • as needed Bean Sprouts
  • as required Lime Wedges
  • as needed Chili Sauce

Directions: Vietnamese Pho (low-fat) Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a large pot, add beef or chicken bones, onion, ginger, and spices. Cover with water and bring to a boil.
  • STEP 2.Reduce heat and simmer for at least 4 hours, skimming off any impurities that rise to the surface.
  • STEP 3.Strain the broth and return it to the pot. Season with fish sauce and sugar to taste.
  • STEP 4.Cook rice noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • STEP 5.Thinly slice beef or chicken and cook in the broth until cooked through.
  • STEP 6.Divide the cooked noodles among serving bowls. Top with the cooked meat and ladle the hot broth over the top.
  • STEP 7.Serve with fresh herbs, bean sprouts, lime wedges, and chili sauce on the side.
  • STEP 8.Enjoy the low-fat Vietnamese Pho while it's hot!

Cooking Tips

  • For a vegetarian version, use vegetable broth and add tofu or mushrooms instead of meat.
  • To enhance the flavor of the broth, char the onion and ginger before adding them to the pot.
  • Garnish with fresh basil, cilantro, and mint for added freshness and aroma.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover broth can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the broth before serving and cook fresh noodles and meat separately.
  • Serve with additional herbs, lime wedges, and chili sauce as desired.
Nutrition
value
638
calories per serving
27 g Fat43 g Protein56 g Carbs6 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    27g
  • Protein
    43g
  • Carbs
    56g
  • Fiber
    6g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    56g
  • Protein
    43g
  • Fiber
    6g

Fats

  • Fat
    27g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    330mg
  • Iron
    12mg
  • Vitamin A
    4594mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    10mg
  • Vitamin B6
    3mg
  • Vitamin B9
    201mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    105mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    134mg
  • Manganese
    1mg
  • Phosphorus
    502mg
  • Selenium
    31mcg
  • Zinc
    9mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp