Vegetarian Pho (Crock Pot)

Total Time
6hrs 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 6 hrs 30 mins

This is a low cal filling soup - I didn't use the seitan and it was still very good and filling. Recipe source: Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In crock pot combine the first 7 ingredients (onion - broth), cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in skillet over medium high heat and add seitan strips. Brown on all sides. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Strain broth/stock and return broth to crock pot.
  4. In a small cup combine miso paste with water.
  5. In a small bowl combine the next 2 ingredients and the miso/water mixture. Add to broth in crock pot. Stir in drained rice sticks and seitan. Cook for 5-10 minutes longer or until rice sticks are soft.
  6. To serve, ladle soup into bowls and garnish with bean sprouts, scallions and cilantro.
Most Helpful

My husband and I enjoyed this very much! Wonderful smell while cooking. We didn't have seitan so I substituted extra firm tofu. We will have this again!

tamalita62 December 08, 2011

I made this recipe never having had Pho before, so I have no idea if it tasted the way Pho is supposed to taste, but it sure was good! Easy too! The next time I make it I will go to Chinatown for the star anise and I had to substitute the green chili with Korean red pepper since that's all I had handy. I also used extra firm tofu instead of seitan and fresh noodles which I added immediately prior to serving. I will definately make this again!

glowyrm July 25, 2009

I have a copy of the cookbook that this recipe comes from and I've always wanted to try it. It was prepared as written except that I omitted the seitan and didn't use scallions and cilantro as DD doesn't care for them. The aroma while cooking was wonderful, however I think the flavours were a bit too exotic for us to enjoy this more. Not the fault of the recipe at all but rather our taste. Made for Newest Zaar Tag.

Dreamer in Ontario December 02, 2008