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Quick Sesame Ramen Noodles

Quick Sesame Ramen Noodles

Quick Sesame Ramen Noodles


1 package ramen noodles, flavor packet discarded

1 T. coconut oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ tsp. grated fresh ginger

1 T. brown sugar

2 T. low-sodium soy sauce

1 T. rice vinegar

1 tsp. chili garlic paste

2 T. toasted sesame oil

2 scallions, thinly sliced

Toasted sesame seeds, for sprinkling


Cook the ramen noodles according to the directions on the package. While the noodles are cooking, in a large skillet, melt the coconut oil over medium-low heat. Stir in the garlic and ginger. Cook for 1 minute, then stir in the sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, and chili garlic paste. Turn off the heat and stir in the sesame oil. Add the cooked noodles to the skillet and toss well to coat. Serve the noodles with lots of scallions and sesame seeds on top.

Spicy Beef and Noodles

Spicy Beef and Noodles

Spicy Beef and Noodles


1 pound boneless shell sirloin steak

Salt and pepper

1 tsp. plus 2 T. vegetable oil

4 cinnamon sticks

4 whole cloves

4 garlic cloves, sliced thin

1 (11/2-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into thin strips

2 C. low-sodium chicken broth

2 T. soy sauce

1 tsp. red pepper flakes

4 packages instant ramen noodles, seasoning packets discarded

1 1/2 pounds flat-leaf spinach, stemmed and washed


Pat steak dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tsp. oil in large skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Add steak and brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer steak to plate and tent with foil.    Reduce heat to medium and add remaining 2 T. oil, cinnamon, and cloves. Cook until cinnamon sticks unfurl, about 1 minute. Add garlic and ginger and cook until soft, 1 to 2 minutes. Add broth, soy sauce, and pepper flakes, scraping up any browned bits. Increase heat to high and simmer until reduced by half, about 8 minutes. Discard cinnamon and cloves. Meanwhile, bring 4 quarts water to boil in large pot. Cook noodles until almost tender, about 2!4 minutes. Stir in spinach and cook until wilted, about 30 seconds. Reserve Vi C. cooking water, drain, and return noodles and spinach to pot. Add sauce and reserved cooking water (if needed) and cook over medium-low heat until flavors meld, about 1 minute.  Divide noodles among individual bowls. Slice meat against grain and serve over noodles.

10 Minute Sesame Garlic Ramen Noodles

10 Minute Sesame Garlic Ramen Noodles

10 Minute Sesame Garlic Ramen Noodles


2 3 Ounce Packages of Ramen Noodles, Seasoning Packet Discarded

2 tsp. Sesame Oil

2 Cloves Garlic, Minced

¼ C. Soy Sauce

1 tsp. Brown Sugar

2 tsp. Sriracha (or to taste)


Cook the ramen noodles without the seasoning packet as directed on package. Drain and set aside.

Heat the sesame oil in a small skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Cook the garlic, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the soy sauce, brown sugar, and sriracha until combined. Toss the noodles with the sauce. Garnish with green onions if desired.

Coconut Curry Ramen

Coconut Curry Ramen

Coconut Curry Ramen

1 package ramen noodles

11/2 C. chicken or vegetable stock

1/2 C. coconut milk or cream

1-1 1/2 tsp. red or green Thai curry paste

Optional: 1/2 C. shredded or cubed chicken


Pour the chicken stock and coconut milk into a medium saucepan and bring it to a boil over high heat. Add the curry paste and stir to dissolve and combine. Add the ramen noodles and cook until al dente (about 5 minutes). Pour the ramen noodles and liquid into a large bowl. Top with the chicken and enjoy.

Beef Ramen Noodle Bowl

Beef Ramen Noodle Bowl

Beef Ramen Noodle Bowl

1 beef Top Sirloin Steak Boneless, cut 1 inch thick (1 pound)

1 tsp. pepper

2 packages (3 ounces each) beef or Oriental-flavored ramen noodles

2 tsp. vegetable oil, divided

4 C. water

1/2 C. finely chopped onion

2 T. minced garlic

1 T. grated fresh ginger

1 T. miso paste (optional)


Shredded carrots, bean sprouts, sugar snap peas, sliced fresh sliced mushrooms, sliced green onions, baby spinach or bamboo shoots (optional)

Thinly sliced cilantro or basil, sriracha, pickled ginger, sesame seeds, chopped dried seaweed (nori), lime wedges (optional)


Cut beef Top Sirloin Steak lengthwise in half, then crosswise into 1/8 to 1/4-inch thick strips. Combine beef, pepper and 1/2 tsp. seasoning from 1 ramen noodle package. Reserve remaining seasoning from packet for broth; discard second seasoning packet. Heat 1 tsp. oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Stir-fry half of beef 1 to 2 minutes or until outside surface of beef is no longer pink. Remove from skillet. Repeat with remaining 1 tsp. oil and beef. Remove from skillet; keep warm. Combine water, onion, garlic, ginger and reserved seasoning from packet in same skillet. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. Add noodles. Bring liquid to a boil; reduce heat and cook according to package directions or until noodles are al dente, about 3 minutes. Stir in beef; add miso, toppings and garnishes, as desired. Cook’s Tip: If not using miso paste, use both seasoning packets from ramen noodles. Add second packet to broth in step 2.

Ramen with Ham, Egg and Spinach

Ramen with Ham, Egg and Spinach

Ramen with Ham, Egg and Spinach

1 package ramen noodles

2 C. chicken or vegetable stock

1 hard-boiled egg, shelled and sliced in half

2 slices deli ham, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices

Handful of fresh spinach leaves

Optional: sliced green onions


Pour the chicken stock into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the ramen noodles and cook until al dente (about 5 minutes). Place the spinach in the bottom of a large bowl. Pour the ramen noodles and chicken stock over the spinach and stir. Top with the egg and ham (and green onions, if using).

Ramen Salad with Cabbage & Carrots

Ramen Salad with Cabbage & Carrots

Ramen Salad with Cabbage & Carrots

This dish is just as delicious the next day, served cold. Don’t throw away your leftovers!


1 package ramen noodles

2 C. water

2 tsp. sesame soy dressing

1/2 C. shredded cabbage

1/4 C. shredded carrots


Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the ramen noodles and cook until al dente (about 5 minutes). Drain the noodles in a colander and set them aside. Return the pot to medium heat. Add the sesame soy dressing to the pot and then add the cabbage and carrots. Cook until the vegetables have softened slightly (about 3 minutes). Add the noodles back to the pot and toss to combine.

LTS Crunchy Asian Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

LTS Crunchy Asian Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

LTS Crunchy Asian Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

This tangle of noodles with a peanut dressing upgrade tastes great. If you like more heat, add another 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes. If you don’t like heat, leave it out.


1/2 C. peanut butter

3 T. tamari or other soy sauce

2 T. rice wine vinegar

1/2 tsp. light brown sugar

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes, or to taste

1/8 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 C. water

8 oz. rice vermicelli or ramen noodles

1 T. toasted sesame oil

1 (8-oz.) can Carrots, drained (You can use a shredded fresh carrot if you have some in your root cellar)

1 (8-oz.) can Straw Mushrooms, drained (sub 2/3 C. peas, if they are available)

1 (8-oz.) can water chestnuts, drained

1/4 C. dry-roasted peanuts


In a bowl, combine the peanut butter, tamari, vinegar, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder, stirring to blend well. Add the water, stirring until smooth. Set aside. Soak the noodles in enough boiling water to cover until softened (if using rice noodles), otherwise cook according to package directions.. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Toss with sesame oil to coat. Add the carrots, mushrooms, water chestnuts, and peanuts to the bowl with the noodles. Add the reserved peanut sauce, tossing gently to combine.


One Pot Ramen Vegetable Beef Skillet

One Pot Ramen Vegetable Beef Skillet

One Pot Ramen Vegetable Beef Skillet

1 pound ground beef

1½ C. sliced carrots

¾ C. diced onion

2 C. shredded napa cabbage

1 C. water

3 tsp. soy sauce

1 package (3 ounce) beef ramen noodles


Combine the beef, carrots and onion in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until the meat is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender. Drain, if needed.  Add in the water, cabbage, soy sauce and half the package of the seasoning packet. Break the noodles into pieces and add to the pan. Cover and cook until the liquid is absorbed and the noodles are tender, about 10 minutes. Taste for seasoning and add more of the seasoning packet if needed.

Easy Campfire Beef & Noodles

Easy Campfire Beef & Noodles

2 Packages instant ramen noodles-oriental flavor
2 cups water
1 pound lean ground beef
1 bunch scallions
16 oz frozen oriental / stir fry vegetables
1-tablespoon soy sauce

Optional:  Garlic, Ginger, Mirin

Break the Ramen noodles into a medium bowl. Sprinkle with just one seasoning packet. Cover with two cups of boiling water and allow to sit while you prepare the remaining ingredients. In a large skillet or wok, brown ground beef over medium heat until cooked. Drain. Add the scallions and sprinkle with the contents of remaining seasoning packet. Cook for an additional minute. Add the noodles and the water in which they were soaking, frozen vegetables, and the soy sauce. Cover and bring to simmer. Cook until the frozen vegetables are tender, about five minutes.

Ramen and Vienna Sausage

Ramen and Vienna Sausage

Ramen and Vienna Sausage

1 package of top ramen
1 can of vienna sausage

Boil a pot of water. Meanwhile, slice Vienna sausages into coins.  Add vienna sausages to boiling water. Add Top Ramen noodles and let boil for 3 minutes. Add Top Ramen flavored powder and stir. For better flavor and texture, you could slice the sausages, crisp them in a little fat, then add them to your cooked ramen noodles. But this would take 2 heat sources.


Shrimp & Pepper Noodle Bowl

Shrimp & Pepper Noodle Bowl

2 pkg shrimp flavored ramen noodles
8 oz. pkg. cooked medium shrimp
1 C. bell pepper strips
1/4 C. chopped green onions
1 tsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp. tabasco sauce

Bring 4 C. of water to a boil in large saucepan over high heat. Reserve seasoning packets from noodles. Set aside. Break up noodles. Add to water. Add shrimp and bell pepper; cook for 3 minutes. Add seasoning packets, green onions, soy sauce and tabasco sauce; cook 1 minute. Garnish with cilantro. Makes 4 servings.

Asian Pork and Noodle Bowl

Asian Pork and Noodle Bowl

1/4 of a small head of cabbage

1 T. vegetable oil

8 oz of cooked pork tenderloin cut in short strips

1 can of chicken broth

2 sauce

8 green onions, chopped

2 packages (3 oz each) ramen noodles with chicken flavoring


Shred the cabbage into thin strips. In a wok, pour the T. of vegetable oil and heat to medium heat. Add the cabbage and pork. Stir fry until the cabbage begins to soften. Open the packages of ramen noodles and remove the flavor packets. Add the can of chicken broth to the wok, the two packets of chicken flavoring, and 2 cans of tap water. Also add soy sauce. Bring the ingredients to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in green onions. Heat two minutes. Add the two packages of ramen noodles, breaking them into smaller pieces if you wish. Cook until the noodles are tender, about two to four minutes. Serve immediately.

Hiyashi Chuka (Cold Noodle Salad)

Hiyashi Chuka (Cold Noodle Salad)

1 serving of ramen noodles

1 egg, beaten

a chunk of cucumber

1 slice of cooked ham

1/2 of a medium tomato

a dash of toasted sesame seeds (optional)

For sauce:

2 Tsp. dashi

1 1/2 Tsp. soy sauce

1 Tsp. rice vinegar

1 tsp. sesame oil

1 tsp. sugar

1 drop of rayu (optional)


Cook ramen noodles according to instructions on package. Avoid using instant ramen noodles: I have not tried them myself, but I imagine that their texture won’t be chewy enough. When noodles are done, drain them and cool them with cold running water or ice immediately. Set aside. Heat a nonstick pan over medium low heat. Add egg and spread it out into a thin crepe. Finely slice egg, cucumber, ham, and tomato. Arrange noodles and toppings in a (chilled) bowl. Mix all ingredients for sauce together. Pour sauce over noodles and garnish with sesame seeds (if you want) just before serving.

Spicy Egg Drop Ramen

Spicy Egg Drop Ramen

Spicy Egg Drop Ramen

1 C. chicken-flavored instant ramen noodles

2 C. water

1 egg

1 teaspoon your favorite chili sauce or hot sauce


Heat the water to a boil in a microwave or electric kettle. Fill the ramen cup. as instructed and cover for 90 seconds. Meanwhile, crack the egg into a small bowl, and scramble it well with a fork. Slowly drizzle the egg into the C. of noodles, stirring with the fork to mix in the egg. Cover the C. again and let it sit for 3 minutes. Stir in the hot sauce.

Ramen Salad with Peanut Salad & Edamame

Ramen Salad with Peanut Salad & Edamame

Ramen Salad with Peanut Salad & Edamame

1 package ramen noodles

2 C. water

2 tsp. peanut sauce (can be found in the Asian section of grocery stores)

1/4 C. shelled edamame (soybeans)

Optional: 1 tsp. chopped peanuts, sliced green onions


Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Add the ramen noodles and cook until al dente (about 5 minutes). Drain the noodles in a colander and return them to the pot. Add the peanut sauce to the pot and toss to combine. Place the sauced noodles on a plate or in a bowl. Top with the shelled edamame (and peanuts and green onions, if using).

Chicken-Ramen Soup

Chicken-Ramen Soup

1 T. olive oil 

1 C. baby carrots, sliced into 1/4-inch slices 

1 C. sliced celery 

1 medium onion, chopped 

2 garlic cloves, minced 

2 C. cut-up deli rotisserie-cooked chicken 

6 C. water 

1 (3 oz.) package chicken-flavored ramen noodles 

1/4 tsp. salt 

1/4 tsp. pepper 


In a 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, onion, and garlic; cook 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender. Stir in chicken, water, contents of seasoning packet from soup mix, salt, and pepper. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer uncovered 10-15 minutes. Stir in noodles from soup mix; simmer uncovered 4 minutes longer or until noodles are tender.

Somewhat Asian Noodle Salad

Somewhat Asian Noodle Salad

2 packages chicken ramen

2 tsp. chili oil

3 T. rice vinegar

1 handful fresh basil, chopped

1 handful cilantro, chopped

1 head of lettuce, chopped (I used 1/3 head of romaine, boston bibb, and red leaf)

Optional add-ins: grilled shrimp or grilled chicken


Cook both packages of ramen, adding only one seasoning packet to the water.  Drain, add noodles back into pot. Add 2 tsp. chili oil and 3 T. rice vinegar and stir. (If you don’t mind how the basil and cilantro looks wilted, add it now. If you want the herbs to be pretty, wait until the noodles are chilled. IMO, it doesn’t taste the same, I highly suggest adding the basil and cilantro in this step.)  Chill noodles in the fridge; when they are cold enough for you, put handful or more of lettuce in bowls. Place large spoonful of tasty chilled ramen on top. Add chicken or shrimp (if you would like, of course). Enjoy!

Asian Chicken ‘n Noodle Pouches

Asian Chicken ‘n Noodle Pouches

2 3oz. pkg. chicken-flavor ramen noodle soup mix

2 6oz. pkg. refrigerated grilled chicken breast strips

1 8oz. can pineapple slices in juice, drained and juice reserved

2 medium bell peppers cut into rings (any color)

2 T. soy sauce



Heat grill for indirect grilling.  Cut 4 18″x18″ sheets foil; spray with cooking spray.  Insert fork or knife tip into each ramen noodle pad and break into two thinner pads.  Place 1 thin pad of noodles on each sheet of foil.  Top evenly with chicken, pineapple and bell pepper.  FOr each pouch bring up edges, leaving opening in top.  In 2 C. measuring C. mix contents of seasoning packet from 1 ramen soup package, reserved pineapple juice , soy sauce, and enough water to make 2  Carefully pour about 1/2 C. into each pouch.  Bring all edges of foil together; pinch to seal tightly.  Place pouches over unheated area on grill; cover grill.  Cook with medium heat 20 to 25 minutes; rearranging pouches after 10 minuts, until chicken is fully heated.  TO serve, loosen edges of foil to allow steam to escape and serve in individual soup bowls.

Simply Ramen Chicken Soup

Simply Ramen Chicken Soup


2 14-ounce Cans reduced-sodium chicken broth

2 3-ounce Packages chicken-flavored ramen noodles

1/2 tsp Dried oregano or basil, crushed

1 10-ounce Package frozen cut broccoli

2 C. Shredded or cubed cooked turkey or chicken

1/4 C. Sliced almonds, toasted


In a large saucepan, bring chicken broth, the seasonings from the flavoring packet from noodles, and oregano or basil to boiling. Break up noodles. Add noodles and broccoli to mixture in saucepan; return to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 3 minutes. Stir in chicken; heat through. Ladle into bowls. Sprinkle with almonds.

Thai Shrimp and Noodles

Thai Shrimp and Noodles

3 stalks McCormick Lemon Grass
3 C. hot water
1/2 C. dry white wine or sherry
1 1/2 tsp. Garlic Salt
1 tsp. Szechwan Seasoning (or 1 tsp. ground ginger and 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes)
1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 T. cornstarch mixed with 2 T. water
6 oz. angel hair pasta or Chinese (ramen) noodles
4 C. torn fresh spinach leaves
1/4 C. cashews

Place lemon grass and water in 1-quart glass measure; cover and heat in microwave on HIGH 5 minutes; cool. Remove lemon grass to cutting board. Reserve liquid. Slice lengthwise then finely chop. Return lemon grass to water. (This can be done ahead for flavor to develop.) Combine lemon grass and water, wine, garlic salt and Szechwan seasoning in large skillet and bring to a boil. Stir in shrimp and cornstarch mixture. Cook and stir until shrimp turn pink and mixture thickens, 3-4 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling salted water 3-4 minutes in large saucepan. Drain and rinse pasta. Coat saucepan with nonstick cooking spray; return pasta to saucepan. Add spinach and shrimp mixture; toss. Garnish with cashews. Serve in bowls.

Yield: 6 servings
Calories: 212
Fat: 4g
Fiber: 3g

Ramen Chicken

Ramen Chicken

1 lb. boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
2 3/4 C. Chicken Broth
1 T. Soy Sauce
1 tsp. ground Ginger
1/8 tsp. Pepper
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 Onion, sliced in wedges
1 C. sliced Mushrooms
1/2 C. sliced Carrots
1 (6oz.) package frozen Pea Pods, thawed and drained
4oz. Coil Vermicelli (dry)
1 T. Cornstarch
1/4 C. Water

Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and stir fry chicken until no longer pink. Add all but last three ingredients to the skillet and bring to a boil. Add noodles, reduce heat to low. Cover and summer 8-10 minutes ot until vegetables are almost done. Mix cornstarch with water and add to skillet. Bring to a boil stirring until thickened.

Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 3/4 C.

Calories: 318
Fat: 4g
Fiber: 2.6g

Dumpling Noodle Soup

Dumpling Noodle Soup

2 C. vegetable broth

1/2 T. soy sauce

2 scallions, sliced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 1/2-inch sized piece of ginger, peeled and minced

4-5 filled dumplings, depending on size

1 package ramen noodles (flavor is unimportant as you toss out that packet)

1 bunch baby bok choy

Toasted sesame oil for drizzling


Bring the broth, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic to a boil over medium heat. Reserve some raw scallions for topping the soup. Add the noodles and cook for about 2 minutes or until they begin to loosen up. Add the dumplings and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until they are warmed through. Stir in the bok choy and cook for another minute. Divide among soup bowls and top with scallions. Drizzle lightly with sesame oil.








LTS Shrimp Ramen

LTS Shrimp Ramen

1 Package Ramen, shrimp flavor
1 can salad Shrimp, drained
3 tsp. chopped Peanuts
1 tsp. Soy Sauce
½ tsp. Honey
Dash of Bottled Lime Juice

Cilantro, for garnish, optional

Place 1 C. water in a saucepan. Break dry ramen noodles into 8 relatively even chunks and add to pan. Heat to close to boiling and allow to cook until most liquid is absorbed and noodles are almost ready. Add shrimp, toss with noodles and cover the pan; cook a few more minutes to complete noodles cook and allow shrimp to warm. Stir in peanuts, soy sauce, honey, lime juice and seasoning packet. Simmer another minute, gently tossing noodles and shrimp to coat in sauce.  If you have cilantro in your garden, it makes a nice garnish.

WIW: Ramen

WIW: Ramen

WIW: Ramen

1 large egg

1 tsp. soy sauce, plus more for serving

1 T. sesame seeds, plus more for serving

Toasted sesame oil

1 packet instant ramen noodles (about 100 grams), soaked in hot water for 3 minutes and drained

Nonstick cooking spray

1 T. chopped green onions for garnish (optional)


Preheat waffle iron. (If it has temperature adjustment, set it to medium.). In a medium bowl, beat egg with soy sauce, sesame seeds, and a few drops of sesame oil. Add prepared noodles and stir to coat noodles evenly with egg mixture.  Place noodle mixture in waffle iron and close lid. Cook until golden brown in spots, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from waffle iron and serve hot, garnished with chopped green onions, sesame seeds and soy sauce.