Easy Better Ramen
So being a college kid, ramen is kind of the major cheap meal I can make, but let’s be real, you can only have plain ramen so often. So this is kind of the “better ramen” recipe I make!
Keep in mind pretty much all of the extra things are optional, so go ahead and pick and choose whatever you wanna add to it.
- Ramen (brand really doesn’t matter, but make sure it’s one where the noodles and flavoring are separate)
- 1 Egg
- OPTIONAL: butter or nonstick spray for the egg
- Peanut butter (I do crunchy, but it doesn’t really matter)
- Hoisin sauce or soy sauce (both, either, or neither, it’s up to you!)
- Canned or frozen veggies– I usually use corn and carrots carrots
- Onion (either onion powder or fresh or frozen)
- Garlic (again, fresh or powdered)
Tools/Things you need:
- Bowls (1-2+, depending)
What to do:
- Heat up your veggies in a bowl in the microwave, make sure not to use too much so you can add your noodles
- In a separate bowl, crack your egg and scramble it with the butter or nonstick spray– add a little bit of water into the egg scramble. Microwave for about 45 seconds to a minute and a half: watch the egg while it microwaves, because if you let it overcook it might pop or splatter.
- Heat up your ramen noodles the way you normally would in the microwave, but don’t add the packet
- Drain the cooked noodles to about half
- Add ¼ to ½ of the seasoning packet to the water
- Add 1 spoonful of peanut butter and mix it in with the ramen broth until smooth
- Add a few drops of soy sauce and/or a very small amount of hoisin sauce (careful! Hoisin is very strong and a very little bit goes a long way!)
- Add your garlic and onion and mix in
- Take the cooked egg and break it up with 2 forks, to get lots of little egg bits, and add it to the ramen too
- Add your veggies and stir that in and enjoy! A lot of this is personal preference, so your measurements might be different than mine
You can add more or less of anything here too, so don’t feel constrained to my recipe– this is just what I usually do because of what I have on hand. All of this can be done in the microwave or on the stove, I’ve done it both ways!