Buying packaged ramen at your local grocery store is cheap and easy. Simply boil water and in two minutes you have lunch. The problem is, it’s also loaded with salt usually containing more than half of the daily recommended amount in one package. Consuming too much sodium increases your risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. Packaged noodles also contain tertiary-butyl hydroquinone a food preservative that is not digestible and has no nutritional value. It is used to keep the noodles fresh and give them there long shelf life. Instead of eating unhealthy pre-packed store bought noodles try making your own at home.
It takes a little longer to make homemade ramen noodles, around 30 minutes, but there is a lot of nutritional value in using real quality ingredients. This recipe is a start add in what you like or have on hand. Flavor the soup to fit your taste.
This recipe makes around 6-8 servings depending on ingredients you use.
1 Tablespoon of oil (sesame is best but use what you have)
3 cloves garlic diced finely
1 small onion diced
2 carrots peeled and sliced
2 green onions sliced
2 cups spinach roughly chopped
3 5.6 oz packaged yakisoba
3 cups vegetable broth
3 cups water
I add sriracha to add some flavor to mine. Hot peppers are favorites too. Use what you have or like.
In a large pot or dutch oven heat oil add onions and garlic sauté until fragrant. Add in the carrots cook until everything is soft. Pour in the broth and the water bring to a boil. Add in the yakisoba cook until soft around 4-5 minutes. Add in the green onions and spinach cook until wilted. Add in flavoring of your choice or let everyone decide their own. That’s it, It’s as simple as that to make delicious ramen noodles at home.