Homemade Ramen Noodles

Currently, our nation is facing an ever-growing epidemic most annoyingly referred to as: clean eating.

With this new lifestyle change that so many of us are trying to make, does come some downfalls, most notably the loss of Ramen noodles because well.. They’re loaded with some pretty yucky stuff.

I mean, you didn’t think they were 10/$1 because they were healthy, did you??!

For me, this is near and dear to my heart because this was the food that basically sustained me as a child. I kid you not, probaly 40% of what I consumed growing up was ramen noodles.

So, now you can imagine that this “soup” has been a food I have missed something fierce.

One day, while in the Asian cooking section of Whole Foods (probably just trying to look like I am cultured or something), I came across these little noodles and thought- “HEY! I know you!!”

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And so the love affair was re-ignited. I was back in the Ramen game!

Now, to figure out how to get that flavor.

I failed a few times because I was always using water and trying to add seasonings. In reality, you have to start with a good chicken stock base. Organic, because we’re trying to keep any bad stuff out!

This won’t be enough to get the flavor, but water certainly won’t do the trick.

So, you boil that in your pan and add the noodles right in. It’s basically the same concept as the little packs, except you actually control the ingredients. That’s all.

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The rest is far simpler than I ever could have imagined, too. Just a little garlic and onion powder, some salt and pepper and you have it.

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The noodles only take like 4 minutes to cook, so it’s not like you’re spending anymore time.

It’s going to be a little more expensive so this isn’t a five-times-a-day type dish, but it is perfect when you just need a bowl of nostalgia.

One that isn’t full of regret!

Recipe

(serves 2)

1 package of Ramen-style noodles

3 cups chicken stock (you can add more depending how soupy you want it)

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp garlic powder

salt and pepper

Bring stock to a boil in a sauce pan

Add noodles and seasoning

Remove when done

Literally. That simple. (Top with parsley if you’re about that photo life)

 

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2 comments on “Homemade Ramen Noodles

    • Stocks are made using bones which gives it a better flavor. Since it’s the main base for flavoring the noodles, you want as flavor much as you can get! Broth would work, you might just have to add a little more seasoning.

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