Instant noodle is popular for a good reason. It’s cheap, delicious, high in calories, various in flavours, and easy to prepare. But still, chowing down your favorite cup of noodles every night, can get pretty boring. Plus, it’s not really packed with nutrient-rich vegetables. Read on this article, and learn simple ways to upgrade your cup of noodle.
Ramen Cacio e Pepe
Pasta is one of the easiest things to prepare, and it just got easier. All you need to make this recipe come alive is some parmesan cheese, butter, olive oil, a handful of mushrooms, and your classic instant ramen noodles.
This ramen hack really couldn’t be simpler. Simply prepare your favorite salad, and add the ramen. You can also make a big, finely chopped Asian salad with carrots, shredded cabbage, and snap peas. Then, mix in the ramen with soy sauce and sesame oil.
Leave out the flavour packet, prepare your ramen like what you normally do and then drain out the excess water. Then, warm up a can of pre-made chili and mix it into your ramen noodles. Some shredded cheese and diced onions or jalapeños also can be added if its up to your taste.
Ramen Noodle Soup
How nice would it be when you having a bowl of chicken noodle soup in the winter. The process for making ramen noodle soup is pretty simple. Just heat up the soup then add the ramen in and let it sit until the noodles are fully cooked.
Ramen Breakfast Scramble
Include ramen in your next breakfast together with eggs and bacon. Cook the ramen as you normally would and drain the water. Transfer it to a hot skillet. Then, add the eggs and scramble it up. Dress it with bacon and cheese, and you’re good to go.
Ramen Stir Fry
Prepare ramen noodles with sautéed vegetables like broccoli, bell pepper, and carrots. Mix it all up, and then drizzle it with soy sauce. You can even add some scrambled eggs and snap peas to make it taste more like the real deal.
Ramen Mac And Cheese
No instant mac and cheese on hand? No problem. Make your ramen noodles just like you normally would, than add in a half-teaspoon of butter and a few slices of American cheese or a grated cheese of your choice. Let the hot noodles heat the cheese, stir it, and then channel your inner Anthony Bourdain and get creative with the toppings. Everything from bacon to chives is fair game!
Ramen With Poached Eggs & Veggies
If you’re already pretty comfortable in the kitchen, you can really go nuts with your top ramen noodles. For a really fancy-looking dish worthy of a mimosa-filled brunch, try making your top ramen noodles with chicken broth, then mix in sautéed mushroom and greens like spinach and chard, and top it off with a poached egg. If you like a little spice, go crazy with the sriracha or add a little fresh-ground pepper.
Ramen Pad Thai
This Ramen recipe is truly next level. Simply prepare your noodles according to the directions on the package—flavor packet and all. Then add in a scoop of peanut butter for a pad thai-style dish. Transfer it to a separate bowl and mix in tons of Asian veggies and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Delicious!
Get Creative With the Spices
Ramen noodles are so basic you can get really creative without buying any fancy ingredients. Really, all you have to do is peruse your spice cabinet. Ramen noodles taste great when topped with white pepper, hot sauce, ginger powder, and even red chili peppers. If you want an oddly delicious combination, try mixing the chicken or pork ramen with a combination of Sriracha and honey.
Put Some Bacon On It
This hack speaks for itself. If you’re ever in a bind for dinner, just prepare some ramen noodles, mix in some prepackaged spinach, soft-boil an egg, and add some bacon.
Toss It In The Slow Cooker
Just toss some pork, onion, garlic, ginger, mushrooms, chicken broth and soy sauce into a slow cooker for eight hours. Then, shred the pork, prepare the ramen noodles, hard boil some eggs, and mix it all together for a delicious dinner.