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Vietnamese Pork Vermicelli

We found this is a great and healthy recipe that contains only 300 calories that can be made in 30 mins or less. Vietnamese vermicelli dishes are popular at our dinner table. They are essentially 3 spring rolls that have been unwrapped.

Ingredients


  • 2 ounces uncooked rice vermicelli noodles
  • 12 ounces ground pork
  • 7 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 4 teaspoons fish sauce, divided
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped unsalted peanuts
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup diagonally cut seeded cucumber
  • 1 cup diagonally cut carrot
  • 1/2 cup diagonally cut yellow squash
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves

Instructions


  1. Cook rice vermicelli according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Drain.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork to pan; cook 8 minutes, stirring to crumble. Combine 1 tablespoon juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar, 2 teaspoons fish sauce, and oil in a bowl; add to pan. Cook 1 minute; remove from heat.
  3. Combine remaining 6 tablespoons juice, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, remaining 2 teaspoons fish sauce, peanuts, green onions, and Sriracha in a bowl. Arrange lettuce, cucumber, carrot, and squash on a large platter. Top with noodles, pork mixture, cilantro, and mint. Drizzle juice mixture over top.
  4. Recipe & Image: MyRecipe