Makes 2 bowls of soup
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This is a cheap, easy way to cheat the fates and eat some pho, even though your budget won’t allow it. Pho (pronounced fuh) is a Vietnamese soup typically made with toasted spices, rice noodles, and thinly sliced beef. My low budget version uses ramen and skips the beef. Serve it wit Sriracha.
- 1 tablespoon of salted butter
- 1 finger sized ginger root
- 1 bunch of scallions
- 1 small bunch of fresh cilantro
- 2 packets of beef flavored ramen
- 4 cups of water
- 1 lime
- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
1. Prepare the veggies. Preheat a large pot to medium heat. Finely chop the scallions, and separate the white bottoms from the green tops. You'll be using both. Roughly chop the the cilantro. Peel and grate the ginger. Cut the lime into quarters.
2. Add the butter to the pan. Once it's melted, add the white scallions, the grated ginger, and the flavor packets from the ramen. Cook for about two minutes. Squeeze in two quarters of the lime and add the water. Bring to a boil, and the noodles. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes until the noodles are done.
3. Divide the soup into two bowls. Stir in 1 tablespoon of soy sauce into each bowl. Squeeze the remaining lime quarters into each bowl. Top each bowl with half of the green scallions. Serve and enjoy. That was quick!