Two Ramen Recipes

Egg Ramen

Ingredients

  • two eggs
  • ramen noodles (no seasoning packet)
  • two packets low sodium soy sauce
  • tobasco sauce to taste
  • approximately 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • steamed vegetables garlic powder

Equipment

  • small sauce pot
  • measuring spoon

Procedure

1. Boil water
2. Add ramen noodles
3. Crack eggs into ramen noodle mixture
4. Cook ramen noodles and eggs for about five minutes. Check for doneness. Do not let ramen noodles or eggs overcook. The ramen noodles will become sticky and the egg yolk should be set, but still runny.
5. Drain noodles and eggs, but not completely. There should be some cooking liquid leftover to make a sauce.
6. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, tobasco, garlic powder, and steamed vegetables.

Notes

I do not use the seasoning packet because of the high sodium content. Eggs are a cheap source of protein but they are high in cholesterol and sodium. If you prefer a lower cholesterol meal, use only egg whites. I like whole eggs because I find the yolk to be flavorful. I always use low sodium soy sauce. The mixture of soy sauce and brown sugar creates a teriyaki flavored sauce when teriyaki sauce is not available. I add tobasco because I like the heat, it is completely optional. The steamed vegetables I add is usually a mixture of carrots, green beans, peas, and brocolli. In this meal you obtain protein, vegetables, and carbohydrates.

Greek Style Ramen

Ingredients

  • ramen noodles (no seasoning packet)
  • thin cut steak
  • black pepper
  • kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • four kalamata olives
  • reduced-fat feta cheese crumbles
  • 1 tsp. tahini paste

Equipment

  • small sauce pot
  • medium sized skillet
  • chef’s knife
  • measuring spoon

Procedure

1. Boil water
2. Heat medium sized skillet with vegetable oil on medium heat
3. Season steak with salt and pepper on both sides.
4. Add steak to skillet. Let brown on one side and then flip over.
5. Add ramen noodles to water.
6. Flip steak over. It will cook very quickly. Remove from heat after about one minute.
7. Cut steak into small strips.
8. Drain noodles, leave some cooking liquid to create a sauce.
9. Add steak, tahini paste, cheese crumbles, and olives.

Notes

I would definitely suggest adding some vegetables to this recipe. I tried it out for the first time last night. I always have a lot of ramen on hand because its cheap and fairly versatile as a carbohydrate base. Tahini paste is very strong and needs to be stirred every time you use it. It is an acquired taste and I would try it before adding it to any food you make.

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