Thursday, July 8, 2010
Phở - A Vietnamese soup. I had this a few days ago at a co-worker's house and since then, I was itching to make it at home! So simple, so delicious, so healthy. Served piping hot in cold winter months or at room temperature on a hot evening, nothing beats it. I had chicken bones to use up, so I made chicken stock with them. I just boiled the bones in a slow cooker with lots of carrots, onions, celery, bay leaf and a few whole pepper corns. Let it cook in the slow cooker for a few hours, and you've got yourself a nice homemade chicken stock that can be used for soup or to make rice and rich, flavorful curries.
This soup calls for lots of fresh herbs too. And I love it. I love the flavor of Vietnamese Basil a lot. So get ready to prepare Phở and enjoy the pure comfort!
2 litres chicken stock
Handfuls of fresh Cilantro, green onions, Vietnamese Basil
Sliced rotisserie chicken
salt and pepper to taste
50 gms rice noodles, uncooked
For garnish: lime wedges and bean sprouts, soy sauce, hot sauce
Boil chicken stock on high heat. Add rice noodles and cook till the noodles are tender. Now add fresh herbs and chicken slices and enjoy!