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Super easy and cheap, this meal is great for anyone trying to eat on a budget, and sometimes just when the craving hits! I grew up eating these as my parents made them a lot when they were newly married and it just stuck. Probably one of the first meals I learned to make on my own!
Total Time: 10-15 min
Yield: 1 omelete
I like to make chicken flavored Ramen noodles and add sliced cooked carrots in to it. I buy a can of Libby's sliced carrots and just add some to the bottom of the bowl of noodles. It makes a great lunch and is another way to get your kids to eat more veggies.
Does everyone like long stringy Ramen noodles? I don't, so I pulverize them (before cooking) in a plastic baggy (no spill) by smushing them with a glass-pint canning jar filled with whatever. After cooking, they are very easy to eat with a spoon - no ridiculous and complicated "twinings" on a fork; leave that to native Italians. Carpenters needn't waste valuable time during our very short lunch periods.
By Chuck from OH
By Vickie from Canton, MI
Per serving: I take 3/4 cup chopped broccoli (fresh or frozen, cooked), crumbled fried bacon (1-2 strips), and mix with cooked ramen noodles. Add a bit of butter and a tiny bit of the flavoring packet that comes with the noodles (chicken, mushroom, beef or pork tend to work best) and you have a great tasting lunch or side dish.
By Bobbie L. from WI
We love canned chicken noodle soup but always seem to have more broth than noodles. My husband got the idea to add ramen noodles to the soup and it satisfies the desire for more noodles and makes a nice lunch. Just prepare the soup as per the instructions on the can and while bringing to a boil, add broken ramen noodles to the broth. We just let it come to a boil again then let take it off the burner for a few minutes and serve. Love the extra noodles!
By HerkDia from Baltimore, Md
Cook noodles then stir fry with fresh green beans and carrots. Add 1/2 flavor packet for low salt. Now add one large Tbsp. peanut butter and some hot sauce to taste.
Dress up ramen noodle soup in a healthy, delicious way! Place ramen noodle soup in a bowl, just cover with water, and add your favorite greens (I especially love mustard greens).
Ramen noodles make a great replacement for spaghetti, if you have extra sauce to use up. Just fix according to package directions and drain (don't use seasoning packet). It makes about enough for 2 servings.
I wanted a fancy Chinese meal cheap so I created it!
This recipe can be made in twenty minutes and can be varied nicely.
This is how I've been eating my ramen since I was a little girl.
My husband and I make "must-go" ramen frequently. Little bits of this and that get tossed into the water to cook and once everything is tender, we stir in the noodles and flavor packet.
Ramen noodles and their flavor packets can combine with cheese, sour cream, chilies, olives and pimientos to make an inexpensive casserole.
Place noodles in a saucepan filled with boiling water, reserving the seasoning packet. Cook until tender, and drain. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and seasoning packets from the noodles, ( I only use one).
First I make up a mug of instant Asian Laksa or Spicy Asian noodle soup from packet using boiling water from the electric pot. Put the cooked ramen in a bowl, and top it up with the soup from the mug. Then add canned mushrooms, peas or beans.
Cook the ramen only 2 1/2 minutes (not three), with seasoning packet. Then in a in a frying pan, cook eggs, slightly over medium, (you want just a little runny. Chop the eggs into 1/2 strips.
In a large skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat 10 to 12 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up into 3/4 inch pieces. Remove with slotted spoon, pour off drippings.
Ramen noodles can easily be prepared in a bowl using boiling water, saving on cleaning up a pot. Add your own extra ingredients and make it a meal. This is a guide about make ramen in a bowl.
This is a guide about ramen tuna salad recipe. Add tuna to ramen noodles for a different tuna salad.
Cheap, Tasty, and QUICK! Boil rice. About 10 minutes before tender, throw in the ingredients in the recipes and flavor with packets at the end.
It tastes wonderful either way. Everyone that has tasted this loves it. It takes more time to tell how to make it than it does to do it!
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I am looking for the recipe from Campbell's Quick And Easy cookbook using Top Ramen and beef plus some other ingredients. Thanks!
By mrcleanup74 from Anchorage, AK
Here is one good recipe using beef and ramen. Our family likes it very well, but they'd eat broccoli every meal I think.
It's from Frugal Family Recipes.
Beef Lo Mein
Brown 8 oz. of ground beef and 1 chopped onion in a large skillet. Drain. Add 2 and a half cups of water; bring to a boil. Crumble in noodles from 2 3-oz bags of Ramen noodles and add seasoning packets and 2 cups of thawed frozen broccoli florets. Simmer, covered, 3 minutes; uncover and simmer 3 minutes more or until liquid evaporates and noodles are tender. Serves 4. Enjoy.
I have a recipe very similar that takes hamburger. I would think you could just use this one and throw in some browned ground beef.
From the Campbell's Quick N Easy cookbook:
Skillet Beef and Noodles
2 packages Ramen
1 lb ground beef 1 onion, chopped
1 can tomato soup
1/2 can water
1 tsp. mustard (prepared)
1 tsp. Worchestershire
Salt and pepper
Cook the noodles according to package directions. Add seasoning packets. Drain off most of the liquid.
Cook beef and onion until done, drain grease. Stir in soup, water, mustard, Worchestersire, S&P. Simmer on low and add noodles and toss. Heat through.
There is a recipe called roasted chicken ramen soup out there. I can't find mine so if any one has a recipe please post it. Thanks.
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I have lost a favorite recipe in a move. It was made from oriental ramen soup, green onions, water chestnuts, and bamboo shoots. I know there are more ingredients. Does someone have this recipe?
By Michelle from Kennewick, WA
I just saw a recipe at betty crocker.com under slow cooker chicken. It has the same ingredients, may be what you're looking for. (02/14/2011)
Not sure if any of the recipes at these links are what you're looking for but it's worth checking out :-)
P.S. Hello neighbor ;-)
Cheap meal: (serves 3 - 4, depending on additions)
Add 2 packages ramen noodles and one of the packets to cold water, bring to boil. Turn off heat, let sit until tender. While sitting, saute chopped onions (to taste) in peanut oil. You can add any other left over vegetables or meat/chicken to the onions Drain noodles reserving the liquid and set aside.
Combine 1/4 cup of the reserved liquid, 1/2 of the unused soup packet (save remainder for single cup of broth), 3 rounded Tbsp. peanut butter, scant 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 tsp. sesame oil (optional) hot sauce, garlic powder, salt, pepper to taste. Heat, stirring till peanut butter and sugar have blended.
Add onions/veggies/meat and ramen to pan, toss to coat. If it's not wet enough, add a little more liquid. You can garnish with diced green onion and/or crispy noodles.
By U*u*U from TX