Vegan Mushroom Pho
  • 2small onions, peeled and halved
  • 5-6inches fresh ginger, coarsely chopped
  • 2 star anise pods
  • ½teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4cups low-sodium vegetable stockgluten free
  • 4cups water
  • ½cup dried porcini mushrooms, rinsed
  • ½pound cremini mushrooms
  • ¼ounce dried shiitake mushrooms, rinsed
  • ¼teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1teaspoon brown sugar
  • ¼teaspoon whole peppercorns
  • 1teaspoon reduced-sodium soy saucegluten free or can substitute tamari
  • ¼pound cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 8ounces dried rice noodlessuch as pad thai rice noodles
  • 1teaspoon sesame oil
  • 8ounces fresh bean sprouts
  • 12leaves Thai basil or fresh mint
  • 1small jalapeno, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1small red chili, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 12sprigs cilantro leaves
  • 2 limes, quartered
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. On a baking sheet, roast onion and ginger for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large stockpot over medium-low heat, place star anise pods, cloves and cinnamon stick. Toast spices for 3–5 minutes or until fragrant. Add roasted onion and ginger, vegetable stock, 4 cups water, porcini mushrooms, ½ pound cremini mushrooms, dried shiitake, salt, brown sugar, peppercorns and soy sauce. Increase heat and bring to a boil; then reduce heat to low and gently simmer broth, uncovered, for 60 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a skillet, sauté ¼ pound cremini mushrooms until tender, about 10 minutes; set aside. In a pot, cook rice noodles according to package directions. Rinse noodles under cold water, drain and set aside. Toss noodles with sesame oil.
  4. Using a fine-mesh kitchen strainer lined with cheesecloth, strain the broth, removing all solids. Discard solids.
  5. Divide noodles and sautéed mushrooms among four large bowls. Pour broth over noodles. Set out bowls of each topping for people to add to their Pho: bean sprouts, basil, jalapeño, red chili, cilantro and lime.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Mushroom Pho
Amount Per Serving
Calories 277 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 435mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 6g
Protein 5g 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING (1¼ cups): 277 cal, 5g fat (1g mono, 1g poly, 0g sat), 0mg chol, 435mg sodium, 59g carb (3g fiber, 6g sugars), 5g protein