Thursday, April 4, 2013

How To Cook Ramen Noodles

Okay, this blog entry will be more of the humorous kind as I found that most Americans don't know how to cook Ramen noodles in the style that it is actually served. I've seen people cook them in all kinds of ways, usually by crushing the noodles up and adding the seasoning to the noodles after they are cooked. Some discard the seasoning packet altogether.

Now, for Ramen noodles I use the microwave but you can also make it on the stove.

Items Needed:

1 pack of Ramen noodles in the flavor of your choosing
1 microwaveable-safe bowl
1 large coffee mug
1 spoon
1 soft boiled egg (or hard boiled if you prefer)
Chopped green onions
Sliced ham or other meat
Chopsticks (optional)
Roman Noodle bowl (optional)


Take a microwavable-safe bowl and fill it with water. Open the pack of Ramen noodles. Place the block of noodles in the bowl (do not crush the noodles) and microwave it for 4-5 minutes. When done, drain the water. If you have a Ramen noodle bowl and want to use it then place the noodles in the bowl or use another bowl. Open the packet of seasoning and empty it into the coffee mug. Fill the mug with water and use a spoon to stir the mixture. Microwave the coffee mug for 2-3 minutes. When done, pour the broth into a bowl. Add the noodles to the same bowl. On top of this place 1 or 2 halves of a soft or hard boiled egg into the bowl. Sprinkle green onions in the soup. Place one or more slices of ham or other meat in the bowl. Voila! You have Ramen noodles that is similar to how they are actually served if you ordered them. You can use chopsticks if you want or else just use regular eating utensils.

Once you learn how to make it the right way you can then try different ingredients. Try it with Velveeta cheese! I also made it once with leftover taco meat. Delicious!

Note: If you are worried about the sodium then don't eat the broth. Just eat the noodles and other items and pour the broth down the drain. The sodium is in the broth, not the noodles. If you want to throw out the seasoning packet and use a low sodium broth you can. Also, technically one package of Ramen noodles feeds 2 but I think we all know that ain't true! LOL

I love Ramen noodles. The only gripe I have with them is that they don't seem to make fat-free Ramen noodles like they did back in the 90s. If they still made those I would be eating them far more frequently.

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