30 Minute Pho

A table set up of pho noodles in bowls and all of the toppings on platters around them for building a bowl of pho

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  • 2 teaspoons grapeseed oil
  • 3 quarter size slices of fresh, peeled ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 8 cups good quality vegan "chicken flavored" broth or chicken stock
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 4 tablespoons gluten free soy sauce
  • 1 package gluten free ramen noodles 

Optional pho toppings

  • Firm tofu, sliced very thin or cubed small
  • Baby bok choy, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large carrot, julienne
  • 1 heaping cup of bean sprouts
  • 1 bulb of fennel sliced thin
  • 1 jalapeno sliced thin
  • fresh basil, torn
  • fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime sliced into wedges


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the noodles.
  2. In a stock pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Then sauté the ginger and garlic for about a minute – until very fragrant. Add the water, liquid stock concentrate, star anise, cinnamon, peppercorns and soy sauce. Bring to a simmer then reduce the heat to keep a gentle simmer. Cook for 20 minutes, uncovered.
  3. While the stock cooks prepare your desired garnishes and place them on a plate or two to serve at the table.
  4. Cook the noodles according to the package directions, drain and rinse then divide the noodles between 4 wide soup bowls.
  5. When the stock is finished cooking, strain through a fine-mesh strainer. Taste for salt and season with more gluten free soy sauce if desired. Right before serving bring the broth to a boil over high heat.
  6. To serve, top the noodles with desired garnishes then ladle or pour the boiling stock over the top. Sprinkle fresh herbs and squeeze lime juice over the top.


If you don't have Massel you can substitute the water and Massel for 8 cups of good quality vegan broth that is chicken flavored.

You can make a few batches of the broth at once and store the extra broth in mason jars in the fridge. It is the perfect sip when you are feeling under the weather or are looking for a quick light lunch on the go.


Keywords: pho, gluten free pho, vegan pho, gluten free ramen, soup

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