VEGETARIAN “PHO” IN A JAR (OR BOWL)
Full disclosure: I am addicted to this stuff.
The broth that makes up these soups is so good. It is the perfect lunch for mothers. Its filling and satisfying but still so light. The worst thing that can happen to me in the middle of the day is that I eat a heavy lunch. It completely weighs me down and just makes everything I have to do that much harder.
So, when I know I have a crazy day coming up I take a few minutes the night before to prepare this lunch. This way, all I have to do is find ten seconds to fill my jar with hot water. Depending just how crazy my “crazy day” actually is I either pour it into a bowl and take a few minutes to eat it like a civilized human being or I grab a plastic fork and spoon and eat it straight from the jar while sitting in my car waiting at the red lights (I know you’ve all been there…)
So, do something nice for yourself this week and make this soup!
1, 32 oz jar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp tamarind paste
2 tsp lime juice
1 tsp sesame oil
3/4 of a beef bouillon cube, smashed (or about 2 heaping tsp onions soup mix)
1 clove garlic, finely minced
1/2 fresh ginger, peeled, finely minced
2 tsp soy sauce
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup shredded purple cabbage
1/2 cup chopped baby boy choy
3-4 scallions, finely chopped
1 zucchini, spiraled or peeled with a julienne peeler
In the bottom of the jar add:
Add vegetables in the order that they are printed (If adding other vegetables make sure to begin with one that won’t get soggy from the seasoning on the bottom.)
Cover tightly and refrigerate until serving
When ready to eat fill jar with boiling water, cover tightly and turn jar up and down a few times to distribute flavor.
Let sit for 8 minutes until vegetables soften and flavors blend.
Pour into a bowl or eat right out of the jar!