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Pho has one of the most flavorful and aromatic broths in the world. Traditionally made from pork or beef bones, this recipe is 100% plant-based, and the best part is it's made in only 25 minutes using an instant pot. The broth is made using yam beans, also known as Jicama, white daikon radish, dried shiitake mushrooms, sea salt, and rock sugar for added sweetness. Toasted aromatics consisting of cinnamon, star anise, black cardamom, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, onions, ginger, & cloves are added to the broth creating one of a kind, robust taste. Carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, and rice noodles are poached in the broth, added to bowls, and garnished with Thai basil, mung bean sprouts, cilantro, fresh lime, Thai chilies, sliced onions, sriracha, & hoisin sauce, adding both freshness and heat to this soul-warming soup. Follow this recipe for Instant Pot Pho, or check out Classic Bakes' recipe for Vegan Vietnamese Pho if your kitchen isn't equipped with an instant pot.      

Is Pho paleo friendly?

Everything about pho is paleo-friendly except the rice noodles used in traditional pho. So switch out the rice noodle with miracles, hearts of palm, or other paleo noodles. 

Is Pho high in carbs?

Pho is high in carbs due to the rice noodles. Substitute the rice noodles for low-carb keto noodles to make this a low-carb meal.  

Is pho good for your stomach?

Pho broth contains many great ingredients for your stomach, such as ginger, garlic, star anise, and fennel seeds. These ingredients can aid in digestion as well as provide relief from gas and indigestion. 

Is there instant pho broth?

There is instant pho broth; however, these are mainly made using a beef base. Therefore, if you want to keep your pho vegan or vegetarian, the best choice is to make your own. 
Author: Jennifer Dodd
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
4 persons


Pho Broth
Pho Garnish


Pho Broth
Set the instant pot to sauté, choosing the high setting, heat up for 5 minutes, then add all the spices. Toast the spices for 2 minutes, removing them from the pot. Tie the toasted spices up in cheesecloth and set aside. 
Sautéing the spices
Add the onions and ginger to the pot, and char on each side for 2 minutes. 
Browning the onions & ginger
Add the toasted spices, yam beans, white daikon radish, Asian pear, dried shiitake mushrooms, sea salt, and rock sugar to the pot and water.  
Mixing spices with the vegetables and seasonings
Fasten the lid to the instant pot setting it to high pressure for 15 minutes. Once the timer goes off, press the release button to remove the cover. 
Cooking the broth
Strain the broth into a container using a fine mesh strainer then add the broth back into the instant pot setting it to the sauté high function. 
Straining the broth
Pho Garnish
Place the rice noodles into a deep dish, add the water to the noodles, soak for 5 minutes. 
Soaking the noodles in water
Drain the rice noodles using a colander. Add the drained noodles along with the cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots. Simmer for 2 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked to your liking. 
Draining the noodles
Portion the noodles and vegetables into bowls then ladle the broth into each bowl.  
Putting vegetables , noodles and broth into a bowl
Garnish each bowl of steamy pho with Thai basil, mung bean sprouts, cilantro, fresh lime, Thai chilies, sliced onions, sriracha & hoisin sauce, and you're done. 
Serving Instant Pot Pho

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