Simple Vietnamese Pork Noodle Bowl

Simple Vietnamese Pork Noodle Bowl
  • TOTAL PREP TIME55 minutes
  • DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 pound pork tenderloin trimmed and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 12 ounces rice noodles *
  • 4 cups coleslaw mix prepared*
  • 1/4 red onion thinly sliced
  • 4 1/2 cups chicken broth reduced-sodium
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons fish sauce *
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce reduced-sodium
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil or other neutral-flavored oil
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves fresh, thinly sliced
  • 1 lime cut into 6 wedges

Preparation

Prepare the noodles according to package directions. Arrange the noodles in 6 serving bowls. Top with the slaw mix and onion and set aside.
While the noodles are cooking, in a medium saucepan, combine the chicken broth, fish sauce, and soy sauce and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to very low, to keep the broth just below a simmer.
In a very large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the oil. Add the pork and cook until browned and pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F., 1 to 2 minutes per side (you may have to do this in batches). Let stand at room temperature for three minutes. Arrange the pork on top of the noodle bowls.
Ladle in the piping-hot broth, garnish with the basil and lime wedges, and serve.

 
Serves 6
 

* You can find rice noodles and fish sauce in the ethnic or Asian section of most major supermarkets. You can find prepared slaw mix, typically a combination of green cabbage, red cabbage, and carrot, in the produce section of most major supermarkets.