Quick Beef & Napa Cabbage Pho
Classic Vietnamese noodle soup typically takes hours to make, but this healthy pho recipe gets tons of flavor from cooking the aromatics and spices before adding the broth. Serve with hoisin, Sriracha and lime wedges.
Tips: Star anise--named for its star-shaped pods that come from a small evergreen tree native to China--lends a licorice-like flavor to many Asian dishes. Look for it with bulk spices in natural-foods stores or at Asian markets.
1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 1/2 lean meat, 1/2 fat