Pho: Soup from Vietnam

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Throughout the month of March, PBS KIDS will showcase games, printable activities, and learning resources that shine a spotlight on global cultures. Keep up with the latest around-the-world adventures on PBS KIDS and if you liked these dishes, try making more rice and noodle dishes.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces dried rice noodles
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

Directions

  1. Cook rice noodles according to package instructions; drain well and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pot with lid over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Add chicken to the stockpot and cook until golden, about 2-3 minutes; set aside.
  3. Next, add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the stockpot. Add garlic and ginger, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Whisk in chicken stock, hoisin sauce and fish sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately with rice noodles and chicken, garnished with onion, bean sprouts, cilantro, mint, and limes if you wish. Serve and enjoy!