How To Make Pho Rice Noodles At Home

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Pho rice noodles consist of a delicious broth, chewy noodles, and tender sirloin. It has a variety of strong, flavorful and aromatic spices. The authentic pho rice noodles take some time to get ready, but they are really delicious and totally worth the wait.

Pho Rice Noodles

Pho is a delicious noodle soup dish of Vietnamese cuisine. The star of the dish is its flavor-rich broth. It is made by simmering the broth for a long time for infusing flavors into it.

To make Pho rice noodles, add water, beef chucks, and bones in a large pot and bring to boil. Add charred ginger and onions, fish sauce, and sugar to it and simmer for about 2 hours. Add a spice bag and cook for another two hours. Put the cooked beef, raw sirloin, and cooked noodles in a soup. Pour the broth over them. Top with cilantro, scallions, and yellow onions, etc. 

This is just a snippet of the recipe. Find the complete recipe below. There are many other recipes that you can make with rice, I highly recommend you to check them as well.

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2. Buttered NoodlesThese noodles are really delicious. They are made with noodles, butter, and cheese. This recipe is really easy to make and uses simple ingredients.

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4. Chinese Fried RiceA quick fried rice like you get at your favorite Chinese restaurant. A couple of eggs, baby carrots, peas and soy sauce is all you need.

How Much Time Will It Take?

Preparation Time Cooking TimeTotal Time
10 Minutes4 Hours 30 Minutes4 Hours 40 Minutes

Ingredients For Pho Rice Noodles Recipe

For Broth

Beef Marrow or Knuckle Bones5 pounds
Beef Chunks2 pounds
Ginger (peeled, cut into quarters)2
Yellow Onions (cut into quarters)2
Fish Sauce1/2 cup
Rock Sugar or Sugar3 tablespoons
Star Anise10
Sea Salt1 tablespoon


Rice Noodles1 pound
Slightly Frozen Beef Sirloin1/3 pound

To Garnish

Yellow Onion1/2
Cilantro (chopped)1/3 cup
Bean Sprouts1 pound
Asian Basil10 sprigs
Saw-Leaf Herb Leaves 1 dozen
Thai Bird Chilies 6
Black Pepper1

Pho Rice Noodles Recipe

Pho Rice Noodles recipe
  1. In a pot, add water, beef chunks, and bones and boil for about 5 minutes.
  2. Fill another large stockpot with 6 quarts of water and bring it to a boil. Transfer the bones and beef to it. Reduce the heat to medium.
  3. Char ginger and onions over a flame using tongs.
  4. Add charred ginger and onions, fish sauce, and sugar to the pot with the beef. Simmer the pot for 40 minutes.
  5. To prevent the meat from darkening and drying, remove one piece at a time and submerge in cool water for about 10 minutes. Repeat the process for other pieces.
  6. Cook it for about 90 minutes. Then, wrap the star anise and cloves in a spice bag and add them to the broth.
  7. After boiling for 30 minutes, remove the spice bag and onions.
  8. Continue to cook the broth for at least 2 hours.
  9. Meanwhile, add water to a saucepan. Add the rice noodles to it. Cook the noodles for about a minute.
  10. In preheated bowls, add a few beef chunks, slices of raw sirloin, and cooked noodles.
  11. About 3-4 cups of broth into each bowl.
  12. Garnish it with cilantro, scallions, bean sprouts, basil, herb leaves, Thai bird chillies, lime juice, and yellow onions. Sprinkle a little black pepper over it and serve.

Nutritional Facts Of Pho Rice Noodles

Fat14 g
Cholesterol86 mg
Sodium3268 mg
Potassium1360 mg
Carbohydrates78 g
Protein47 g

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