Simple and cheap!
Ramen noodles are infamous with cheap, fast, and easy. Growing up, living on your own and low on cash means if you want to eat, you have to do it as cheap as possible. Ramen is one of the most versatile noodle products on the market. Running around roughly 3 for $1, it can be the stepping stone for great simple meals that are cheap.
What You Need
This Ramen dish is similar to a stir fry but with a twist. This is what you will need!
- Ramen noodles-roughly one pack per person *flavor doesn't matter, you aren't using the flavor packets!
- lemon juice
- red and yellow bell peppers
- Black pepper
Start off your onions in a pan with a little oil. Saute for about a minute and add your garlic and about a tablespoon of salt. Add about a cup of chopped cabbage, a cup of chopped up cauliflower and a quarter cup of your diced peppers. Saute until softened slightly. Add a tablespoon of lemon juice, two tablespoons of paprika, and 2 tablespoons of butter, and a teaspoon of black pepper. Mix together completely. Boil your water for your Ramen noodles. Crush them up and pour into a large mixing/serving bowl. Pour enough water into your noodles to steam them and soften them slightly. Cover for about 2-3 minutes.
Add your vegetable mixture to your Ramen and stir. Serve and enjoy!
A super simple recipe for super cheap. And because you are adding vegetables to your noodles you are able to stretch your dollar further and are able to have more servings!
Cheap Doesn't Mean Boring!
Just because you are running low on funds doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on flavor! Find other ways to take Ramen and make it your own. Something as simple as a few vegetables and some imagination makes for a delicious meal that is full of flavor.