Find VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on TwitterFind VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on FacebookFind VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on InstagramFind VRC | veganrecipeclub.org.uk on YouTube

All recipes are deliciously vegan.

Pho Indonesian Vegetable & Noodle Soup

gluten free
wheat free
cheap as chickpeas
2 spoon difficulty rating

30-40 minutes

10-15 minutes preparation (speedy chopping!), 20-25 minutes cooking

Serves: 4-6

Pho Indonesian Vegetable & Noodle Soup

One of those Eastern soupy-stew recipes that is really aromatic and satisfying. Just make sure you get the thicker rice noodles, not the 'bird's nest' type! If you would prefer to use brown rice noodles, check cooking time on the packet and adjust accordingly - they may take a bit longer.

Clearspring makes brown rice and brown rice udon noodles - try Waitrose or a good health food shop. It is also possible to buy ready-cooked rice noodles - eg Asda's Fresh Taste with Spring Onions - which just need adding to the dish right at the end. Just check there is no added egg!

Options: for added protein, add marinaded tofu chunks, lightly steamed fresh soya beans or peas. Add the peas or soya beans a couple of minutes before serving, add the tofu at the end to warm through briefly prior to serving. 

Gluten-free and wheat-free options
use rice or other GF noodles
 

Ingredients: 

  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 green chilli, seeds removed and finely chopped (unless you like very hot food)
  • 55g/2oz ginger root, peeled and finely chopped
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped or crushed
  • 2-3 spears lemon grass, trimmed and chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely sliced or grated on big holes
  • 110g/4oz mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 570ml/1pt strong vegetable stock (Marigold bouillon, red or purple tub is good)
  • 2-3 leeks, trimmed and sliced into chunks
  • 2-3 courgettes, trimmed and sliced into chunks
  • 1 very small cauliflower, broken into small florets
  • 255g/9oz thick rice noodles, NOT the ones that look like a bird's nest
  • Zest and juice of 2 limes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped

Method: 

1. Heat sesame oil in large saucepan, add chilli, ginger root and garlic and cook over a low heat for a moment.

2. Add lemon grass, carrots and mushrooms. Cover and cook over low heat for 2-3 minutes.

3. Add stock, leeks and courgettes, cover and simmer for further 2 minutes.

4. Add cauliflower and cook for 2 minutes more. Stir in rice noodles, cover pan and turn off heat. Leave to stand for 5 minutes. Stir in lime zest and juice and salt and pepper. Serve hot or cold.

5. Place in serving dish and sprinkle with coriander leaves. Even better served with a peanut and tahini sauce. (Mix together 1 tbsp of peanut butter, 1 tbsp of tahini, 2 tbsps soya sauce and a pinch of dried chilli flakes).

Share on FacebookShare on Twitter

Did you know that Vegan Recipe Club is run by a charity?

Viva! is a UK-registered charity which educates people about the realities of factory farming and how it impacts our health, the planet and animals. Vegan Recipe Club is part of our project to make going – and staying – vegan really easy by providing amazing recipes which make even meat-eaters’ mouths water!

We’re doing it because veganism saves animals, protects our planet and is better for the environment and your health.

We don’t receive any government funding. We can only keep going with YOUR help. Please consider donating to Viva! to help us continue to offer these life-saving services.

New recipes

Displaying 1 - 28 of 28
Avocado Wings with Ranch Dip
These wings are a signature dish down at MNB and have been featured on our menu from day one. The...See recipe »
Fruity FroYo
This is a fresh, zingy and healthy dessert which can be made in just 5 minutes!See recipe »
Fast & Healthy Burgers
Quick, healthy and very tasty... perfect for a hearty meal on the go!See recipe »
Vegetable Paella
This paella dish is colourful and hearty with an incredible combination of flavours. It has a bit of everything you...See recipe »
Vegan White Chocolate & Raspberry Baked Cheesecake
This is a truly indulgent, decadent cake which goes down an absolute treat with all who receive it! All the...See recipe »
Yuzu Chocolate Cake
Yuzu is a Japanese citrus fruit with a lemony-orange flavour that’s very popular in Japan and goes well with sweet...See recipe »
Roasted Tofu & Sweet Potato Rendang Curry
A firm favourite at all our vegan supper clubs. You will struggle not to eat this as you go along...See recipe »
Tomato, White Bean & 'Feta' Salad
A nice filling twist on this classic Greek salad. Very quick, easy and perfect for sunny days, picnics and barbecues.See recipe »
Tortilla De Patatas
This is one of the most commonly served dishes in Spain. Bars and cafes serve it as a starter or...See recipe »
Vegan Scones with Jam & Cream
Fancy a spot of afternoon tea? These scones are very quick, easy and delicious!See recipe »
Mexican Jackfruit Flatbread Pizza
If you are looking for a pizza that is big on flavour without the hassle of proving dough then this...See recipe »
Aubergine & Green Lentil Koftas
These Lentil Koftes are a fantastic way to enjoy the flavours of the middle east from your own home. The...See recipe »
Cheatin' Tofu Katsu Curry
This is an amazingly quick way of making a katsu curry! You can also use the panko covered tofu in...See recipe »
Quick Quinoa Salad
This can be made really quickly if you use pre-cooked quinoa (eg Merchant Gourmet) and makes for a very healthy,...See recipe »
Loaded Nachos (supermarket style)
These nachos are great to share with friends or for when you fancy a bit of no hassle indulgence! There...See recipe »
Instant Gnocchi (supermarket style)
This is such a quick recipe (5-10 minutes) and can be easily adapted depending on what veg you fancy. Grab...See recipe »
Cheatin' Chana Masala
This is a very simple chana masala recipe using a masala paste for when you're short of time! Easy but...See recipe »
Vegan Cheese Ploughman's Sandwich
A ploughman's sandwich and deliciously vegan. If you're feeling lazy, Waitrose and Sainsbury's offer a tasty one in their sandwich...See recipe »
Easy Protein Wrap
These wraps are full of protein and perfect for lunchboxes, picnics, festivals, camping and pre or post workout.See recipe »
Butternut Squash & Lentil Warm Salad (supermarket style)
This is a delicious and hearty salad which can be served as a side or as a main. It's very...See recipe »
Toast with all the Good Stuff
This is such a simple recipe and perfect for when you're short of time, want something healthy and would like...See recipe »
Vegan Cheeseburger (supermarket style)
There are so many shop-bought vegan burgers out there now, you're spoiled for choice! If you're looking for the 'meaty'...See recipe »
Vegan BLT Sandwich
A deliciously vegan version of this classic sandwich... very tasty and super easy!See recipe »
Raw Cheesecake
At Stem + Glory our raw desserts are an absolute winner, and one of our best sellers. Cashew nuts are...See recipe »
Nori Rolls
Stem + Glory founder Louise has been experimenting with plant-based foods for more than 30 years and loves clean and...See recipe »
Cheatin' Tagine
We can't quite believe how delicious this tagine is and yet it's so easy! Definitely one for the weekly staples.....See recipe »
Simple Roast Tomato Soup
Fresh, zingy and everything we love about summer! This is such a tasty and healthy soup with the added bonus...See recipe »
Portable Blueberry Cheesecakes (no-bake)
These cheesecakes are super easy and so handy for taking on picnics or to a barbecue. The recipe will make...See recipe »