Skip to Content

30-Minute Vegetarian Pho

30-Minute Vegetarian Pho


  • 64 oz homemade or low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 6 scallions, thinly sliced OR 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbl fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • salt to taste
  • 1 1/2 tbl butter
  • 6 oz shiitake mushrooms, tough stems removed
  • 1 1/2 tbl hoisin sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 14 oz rice noodles, cooked according to package instructions
  • 8 oz bean sprouts
  • 2 jalapeño peppers, thinly sliced
  • fresh cilantro, basil, lime wedges, hoisin sauce, and chili garlic sauce or sriracha for serving


1. In a large pot, combine the vegetable broth, scallions, grated ginger, and salt. Bring to a full boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

2. While the broth is cooking, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and sauté for about 6 minutes, or until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in the hoisin and sesame oil and cook until the sauce thickens and coats the mushrooms, about 1 minute more. Remove from heat.

3. Divide the rice noodles between 4-6 large bowls, then fill each bowl with the ginger broth. Add bean sprouts, sliced jalapeños, shiitake mushrooms, fresh basil, and cilantro and serve with lime wedges, hoisin, and chili garlic sauce.

Adapted from Oh My Veggies

Shop Ingredients