Spicy rice vermicelli soup recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 1 hr to cook
  • 523 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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Roast shallots, garlic and chillies over an open flame until slightly charred. Set aside. Peel and slice galangal into 5 thin slices. Cut French beans thinly on the diagonal.

Place pork, pork bones, water, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, salt and roasted vegetables into a large pot and bring to a boil over high heat. When mixture boils, reduce heat to low and leave to simmer for 45 minutes or until meat is tender. Remove pork and place on a chopping board. Slice thinly and set aside.

Strain stock into a clean pot. Return to stove and keep warm until use. Divide vermicelli, cabbage, french beans, bean sprouts and sliced pork among 4 serving bowls. Ladle hot stock over, top with condiments and serve immediately.


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Recipe from Step by Step Cooking: Vietnamese - Delightful Ideas for Everyday Meals, By Nguyen Thanh Diep, Published by Marshall Cavendish International.

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  • Ingredients

  • 4 shallots, left unpeeled
  • 3 garlic cloves, left unpeeled
  • 2 red chillies
  • 25g galangal/ginger
  • 125g french beans
  • 300g pork loin
  • 500g pork bones (alternatively, use pork stock cubes)
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1tsp salt
  • 250g thin rice vermicelli, rinsed with hot water, then soaked in cold water
  • 120g cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 120g bean sprouts, tailed and blanched
  • Condiments

  • 2 limes, halved
  • 1 red chilli, thinly sliced
  • 1/2tsp chilli powder
  • coriander leaves (cilantro) a handful
  • Energy 2180kj 523kcal 26%
  • Fat 23g 33%
  • Saturates 8g 42%
  • Sugars 6g 6%
  • Salt 1.7g 28%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 58.3g Protein 18.9g Fibre 5.7g


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