31, Jan 2010
Vietnamese Rice and Grilled Pork Soup

This recipe arose out of leftover pho and kalbi. Rather than make the usual pho with rice noodles and thin-sliced beef, we used rice and kalbi along with the usual ingredients. The result was very good — the grilled pork adds a nice depth to the flavor, and using leftover rice it’s faster to prepare and easier to eat than with noodles. We’ve had it several times since, with white and brown rice, and it’s been satisfying every time.


pho broth
kalbi or other grilled meat
1/4 white onion, sliced thin
2 green onions, chopped
rice, white or brown, fresh or left over
thai basil, cilantro, or mint
lime, hoisin, sriracha


Heat the broth in a saucepan. Meanwhile, arrange rice, sliced meat, onions, and green onions in deep bowls. Serve with herbs, lime, and sauces to taste.

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