Make the Best Ramen Noodles!

Fresh, whole foods add health to your Ramen!

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Ramen! The versatile food!

Add eggs, vegetables and spices to your ramen noodles, you create a delicious, nutritious meal!

I want to start out by saying that I know very well that Ramen is not the healthiest thing on earth to eat; however, having been quite destitute myself a number of times, I also know very well that by adding eggs, vegetables and spices to your ramen noodles, you can create a delicious, nutritious meal! Complement your dish with cheese and whole wheat bread or crackers and you have a pretty healthy, low cost meal!

Here’s just one idea for great Ramen. Experiment on your own, and you’re sure to find your own house specialty!

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 package of ramen soup of your choice
  • 3 cups of Brita water
  • Cumin
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Garlic to taste (fresh, dried, or garlic powder)
  • Soy sauce
  • ¼ of a small onion, chopped or equivalent dehydrated onion
  • 1 cup of frozen veggies of your choice (Of course, you can use fresh if you choose!)
  • 1 egg
  • Sesame oil

Place the Brita water, a shake of cumin, a small shake of red pepper flakes, garlic and a dash of soy sauce in a medium saucepot over high heat. Add the onion and frozen veggies, and bring the whole thing to a boil. Add the Ramen noodles, and boil for 3 minutes. While you wait, break the egg into a small bowl and stir it up with a fork. At the end of the 3 minutes, add the seasoning packet from your ramen mix and stir gently.

Add the egg in 3 or 4 dollops. Be careful not to pour it in all at once, and don’t stir it. You want to end up with 3 or 4 fairly solid pieces of scrambled egg.

Turn off the heat, and cover the saucepan while you set up your dishes. You will need a big mug and a good sized soup bowl.

Using two potholders to keep from burning yourself, pour the broth off the soup into the mug to drink. Put the noodle, veggies & egg mix into the pasta bowl. Shake some sesame oil onto the noodles, season to taste, and toss the noodles & veggies with a fork and a big spoon.

I usually have this with some cheese and whole grain crackers on the side.

Copyright: SuzanneBennett: July 13, 2009

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Lisa HW 4 years ago from Massachusetts

Nice idea you've offered here for the ever-"economical" noodles. Years ago I went through a "faux Chinese food" phase with Ramen noodles (mostly because I was living alone and being lazy about cooking). (I didn't use the "flavor packet".) I'd keep a bag of frozen, chopped, green peppers and throw some in with the noodles. Then I'd dump on some soy sauce. If I had any on hand I'd throw in some water chestnuts. I don't know... It was kind of (KIND OF) the next-best thing to fried rice from a restaurant. :) Your "recipe" is better than mine, though. :)


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justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Lisa! :)


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Yummy!!! It sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.


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justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks! :)


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A great recipe to bookmark and thanks for sharing.

Take care;

Eddy.


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hecate-horus 4 years ago from Rowland Woods

Great ideas, especially for those on a strict budget. Voted up.


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justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks Eiddwen and Hecate! :)


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bluebird 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing this good idea for fixing up Ramen noodles. I will make it soon, probably tomorrow for lunch! Great recipe I'm sure!


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justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks. bluebird! :)


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shameerasunil 4 years ago

Love it !! its vry interesting dish ,expecting more delicious dishes :)


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VioletSun 4 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

I used to buy Ramen noodles and also lots of kidney beans when times were lean, but didn't know of healthy recipes for the noodles. This yummy recipe is one to come back to!


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justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks Violet - basically adding healthy things to anything will healthy it up a little bit! ;D


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Suzanne,

I have seen chefs on television actually using the Ramen noodles (sans the seasoning packet) to make recipes. Obviously you can perk up the nutritional value by adding veggies and other things as you have shown in this recipe. Good job! Up and useful votes.


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justmesuzanne 3 years ago from Texas Author

Many thanks! :)


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

I am going to make this tomorrow, only because it is late right now.

Voted up and UAI and sharing


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justmesuzanne 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks!

Since I wrote this, I have learned that it's best to boil the noodles for one minute, drain them and rinse them in cold water, then add them to the 2 cups of water you are using to prepare your veggies and finish cooking for another 2 minutes. Additionally, don't add the flavor cube until after the soup has been removed from the burner.

Apparently, the noodles are coated with some sort of preservative. If you boil them for a minute and rinse them, you can rinse it off.

The flavor cube changes chemical composition if it is boiled and can be toxic and/or carcinogenic, so add it last after the water has boiled and has been removed from the burner.

:)


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Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

Suzanne, In India we usually use Maggi instant noodles by Nestle and I too love to put vegetables in them when making. I would definitely try your recipe as we do get Top Ramen noodles here too. Voting it up and awesome.


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justmesuzanne 3 years ago from Texas Author

Oh, well either one is fine. It doesn't matter as far as the end result; although, I do boycott Nestle because of their production of bottled water and their push to convince women around the world to feed their babies formula instead of breast-feeding. They ruin a lot of communities by taking over their water sources and destroy the health of the next generation by convincing people it's better to feed babies artificial, processed formula. This sets them up for a lifetime of health problems.

Thanks for your comment! :)


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

I really enjoyed this Suzanne, it was so simple.

I always rinse my noodles after I cook them, with the exception of Ramen. But I will rinse them from now on. Thanks for the tip.


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justmesuzanne 3 years ago from Texas Author

My pleasure! :)


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

Came back to share this recipe idea. Ramen noodles are inexpensive and so are frozen veggies generally speaking. When people are trying to stretch their food dollars and yet serve nourishing meals, this will be very helpful. Going to share this so that others can see just how easy this would be to make and serve.


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rose-the planner 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

An easy and delicious looking recipe! These noodles are so versatile and certainly economical for those on a tight budget, i.e. students. Thank you so much for sharing. (Voted Up) -Rose


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justmesuzanne 3 years ago from Texas Author

Many thanks, ladies!

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