Faux Chicken Pho Cup of Noodles
Grating ginger and garlic with a microplane transforms them into a paste that easily mixes into the broth in this cup-of-noodles-inspired mason jar pho. Any cooked protein can be used instead of the chicken--think thinly sliced steak, shrimp or cubed tofu.
To make ahead: Prepare through Step 1. Refrigerate covered jars for up to 3 days.
Equipment: Three 1 1/2-pint wide-mouth canning jars
Tips: Great for flavoring soups, stews and sauces, bouillon paste has a spoonable consistency that makes it easy to portion just the amount you need. To keep sodium in check, opt for reduced-sodim offerings. For 1 1/2 cups cooked noodles, start with 3 to 4 oz. dry.
Boil the noodles about 1 minute less than the package directions so they are slightly underdone. Drain and rinse well with cold water before assembling in jars.
3 lean protein, 3 starch, 1 vegetable