his is a carb-free and low-calorie tweak of pho. Using spiralized zucchini and daikon in place of the traditional rice noodle, you cut the calories by almost 40%. It doesn’t hurt that the broth takes only 30 minutes and requires no special equipment!
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Carb-Free Vietnamese Pho
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Preheat the oven to broil. Add onion halves (cut side down) and ginger and broil for 5 minutes or until just a bit charred.
In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, add cinnamon stick, star anise, cloves, and coriander. Toast for 1 minute over med-high heat, then add mushrooms, onion, and ginger. Saute for 4-5 min, then add broth and soy sauce. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for 20 min.
While the broth is cooking, prepare desired toppings and spiralize zucchini and daikon.
Drain broth through a fine, mesh sieve into a large, heat-proof bowl. Set aside mushroom mixture.
Add spiralized zucchini and daikon to a large serving bowl. Top with beef slices. Spoon broth over the "noodles", then add desired toppings (including mushroom mixture, if you like).
Some examples of toppings would be cilantro and/or basil, bean sprouts, chilis, scallions, Sriracha, and hoisin sauce.