Healthy Eats: Recipe for Miracle Noodle Pho Soup

A bowl of Pho noodle soup

Photo: Evi Abeler

This is the perfect soup to eat when you’re under the weather or when you just want a bit of comfort. Fragrant from spices such as star anise and cloves, and imbued with garlic and ginger, this broth is good enough to sip on its own, but is made even better by the addition of miracle noodles.



2 cups peeled, cubed daikon radishes

2 onions, quartered

½ green cabbage, cut into chunks

6 cloves garlic

1 4-inch chunk of ginger, cut in half lengthwise

1 tablespoon avocado oil

3 cups chopped mushrooms (oyster, cremini, shiitake, or portobello are great)

8 cups mushroom stock 4 to 5 pieces star anise

1 tablespoon whole coriander seeds

3 pods cardamom

3- to 4-inch cinnamon stick

1 teaspoon whole cloves

2 packs miracle noodles, rinsed and boiled to get rid of smell

1 cup cilantro, for serving 1 cup basil, for serving Juice of 2 limes, for serving

Fish sauce or coconut aminos to taste

In a large skillet, over high heat, char your radishes, onions, cabbage, garlic, and ginger until basically blackened.

While charring, set your Instant Pot to sauté, and heat the oil. Add the mushrooms and sauté until tender.

Transfer the charred mixture to the Instant Pot with the mushrooms, and gradually fill with the stock, making sure the liquid level is under the “max fill” line.

Add the star anise, coriander seeds, cardamom, cin- namon stick, and whole cloves. (The spices can be wrapped in a piece of cheesecloth for easy removal.)

Seal the pot, and pressure cook for 15 minutes. Release pressure naturally (there will be a lot of steam).

With a slotted spoon, strain out the charred ingredients and spices, leaving just the stock and mushrooms.

Add the miracle noodles, and let simmer for 10 minutes.

Serve garnished with the cilantro, basil, and lime juice. Season with the fish sauce or coconut aminos.

From the book THE PLANT PARADOX FAMILY COOKBOOK by Steven Gundry. Copyright © 2019 by Steven Gundry. Published on November 19, 2019 by Harper Wave, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Reprinted by permission.