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Spicy Vietnamese Beef-Noodle Soup

Prep time 17 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Stand time 10 mins
Yield 9 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Star anise is a star-shaped, dark brown pod that is commonly used as a flavoring for Chinese teas. It can be found in Asian markets and some supermarkets.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces dried rice noodles (about 1 cup cooked noodles)
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans low-salt beef broth
  • 3 star anise
  • 2 green onions, trimmed and quartered
  • 1 (1-inch) piece peeled fresh ginger, quartered
  • 1 serrano chile, minced
  • 1 2 ounces (1/2-inch-thick) boneless sirloin steak, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sliced fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 124
  • fat 6.0 g
  • satfat 2.4 g
  • protein 8.8 g
  • carbohydrate 7.3 g
  • cholesterol 25 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 341 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 46 %
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • calcium 19 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place noodles in a large bowl. Cover with boiling water, and let stand 10 minutes. Drain.

  2. Combine 4 cups water and next 5 ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes. Strain mixture through a sieve into a bowl. Discard solids.

  3. Return broth mixture to pan. Bring to a boil. Add rice noodles; cook 4 minutes. Add steak; reduce heat, and simmer 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in green onions and next 3 ingredients. Top each serving evenly with basil and lime juice.

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