Remaking Ramen Noodles
My husband loves ramen noodles. I cannot eat the seasoning packet in ramen noodles because the monosodium glutumate in them gives me headaches. Our cabinet looks like a ramen noodle soup store. We've discovered several different ways to cook with these noodles besides just add the packet of seasoning. The simplest is to add a bit of shredded cheese and hot sauce when adding the seasoning packet. Below are some of his favorite ways to eat these noodles. Of course, we drain most of the liquid off after cooking the noodles.
Spaghetti Beef Noodles
After cooking the noodles, add in beef seasoning and a few pinches of shredded cheese. Mix together. Pour a few tablespoons pizza or spaghetti sauce over the top. Top with parmesean.
After stirring in the seasoning packet, add white meat chicken, jarred alfredo sauce, and steamed broccoli. Or if like me, you cannot eat the seasoning, just skip it and add the other ingredients.
Pork Fried Noodles
After the seasoning, add cooked baby corn, peas and carrots, onions and soy sauce. This tastes a lot like pork fried rice.
Cheesy Vegetable Noodles
Omit the seasoning. Stir butter and parmesean into hot noodles. Add sauteed onion and garlic. Mix in cooked frozen peas or mixed vegetables. Serve as a side instead of potatoes.
Mexican Ramen Noodles
Start with chili flavored or chili lime or picanti flavored noodles. Add some salsa, black beans, corn niblets, shredded chicken or fried ground turkey, and monterey jack cheese. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.
Ramen Haystack Cookies
Instead of using chow mein noodles, use ramen noodles uncooked and broken. Melt butterscotch chips and peanut butter in the microwave. Stir in peanuts and ramen noodles. Drop by spoonful onto cookie sheet. Refrigerate until set or leave on countertop to set. Mix it up by adding chocolate or white chocolate chips or peanut butter chips or all three when stirring in the peanuts and noodles.
Ramen for breakfast.
Add pork seasoning or skip the seasoning. Mix in some Velveeta cheese sauce made by melting Velveeta and some milk together in the microwave. Stir in some browned bulk pork sausage and onions and scrambled eggs.
I used to work with a woman who mixed ramen noodles with tuna, cheese, and veggies to give her kids a somewhat healthy tuna casserole. These noodles lend themselves to lots of different uses. I have even known people who used the dry noodles broken into bits to make a trail mix for snacks. They added dried fruit, nuts, cereal squares, and pretzel sticks. When using ramen noodles to cook with, we are only limited by our imagination.
Do you have other uses or recipes for ramen noodles? Please leave them in the comments section.
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