Easy Spicy Pho Soup with Bacon

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 4

Ingredients

  1. 6 slices bacon (6 oz/175 g), cut into bite-size pieces
  2. 1 carton (900 mL) vegetable broth
  3. 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced fresh ginger
  4. 1 tbsp (15 mL) soy sauce
  5. 1 red or green chili pepper, thinly sliced
  6. 1/2 pkg (8 oz/227 g) rice noodles (medium thickness)
  7. 1 cup (250 mL) bean sprouts, to serve
  8. 1 cup (250 mL) packed fresh basil leaves, to serve
  9. 1 cup (250 mL) packed fresh cilantro leaves, to serve
  10. 1 lime, sliced in wedges, to serve

Method

  1. In large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon, stirring occasionally, until crispy, about 5 min. Set aside on paper towel-lined plate.
  2. In large saucepan over high heat, mix 4 cups (1 L) water, broth, ginger, soy sauce and chili. Bring to a boil. Add noodles and cook 5 to 6 min., or until al dente.
  3. Divide noodles and broth among four bowls. Top with bacon, bean sprouts, basil and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.