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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
Bet this tastes good but oh my-so not healthy! High sodium, fat, & carbs!
By Vickie from Canton, MI
I ate this a lot when I was pregnant! I loved it! :-)
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
Why waste time taking them out of the package first? I used to just crunch'em up right in the package. They are easy to break even with your hands.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Almost everyone has a can of some sort of condensed soup lurking in the cupboard and a pack of Ramen noodles, add a bit of leftover cooked chicken, diced ham, or crumbled bacon, and lunch is on the way.
This recipe can be made in twenty minutes and can be varied nicely.
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).
I wanted a fancy Chinese meal cheap so I created it!
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 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.
This is a guide about ramen tuna salad recipe. Add tuna to ramen noodles for a different tuna salad.
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).
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.
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!
Here is a great tip for making ramen easier and with less mess.
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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
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.
I have high blood pressure, so I can't have lots of salt. I like ramen noodles plus they're cheap, but I can't have all that sodium. Is there any way to make ramen noodles taste great with out using the salty seasoning? Thanks.
I occasionally use Ramen Noodles for a quick lunch, but never use the seasoning packet, for the same reason stated here. I cook them as directed, then drain off the cooking water, and add a little canola oil and parmesan cheese, or mix in about 1/2 cup of Salsa, especially good with fresh salsa. Veggies also add a lot of flavor.
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By Al from Westtown, NY
Cook noodles, drain and butter and cheez whiz. Yum!
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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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