Remen Noodles

Though instant ramen noodles provide iron, B vitamins and manganese, they lack fiber, protein and other crucial vitamins and minerals. Ramen is a Japanese soup, by way of Chinese noodles, that has become an American obsession. Not only have ramen noodles become part of our cultural lexicon in their ubiquitous dried mass-produced packets that sustained a generation of latch-key kids and college students, but they also grew to a burgeoning restaurant sub-culture of scavenger-hunt ramen shop tours and enthusiastic slurping.

I grew up eating ramen noodles boiled right along with that super salty packet of seasoning, probably like most of us did!  As we get older, and realize we probably don’t need ALL that sodium, but we do need flavor and quick, budget-friendly recipes, we start wondering what else can I do what that packet of crunchy noodles?!  While we’re at it, this Miso Ramen is absolutely out of this world and we also love this tasty Veggie Beef Ramen too!

Packets of ramen are actually super versatile because they simply don’t taste like much on their own!  Ditch the spice packet that comes with the noodles.  When you use it, it kinda feels like eating salt water, because you basically are!  My Sesame Garlic Ramen Noodles are one of my favorite ramen “hacks” because I can still take a product that is super duper easy on my budget, impossibly quick to make, and turn it into something amazing!  The sauce for this recipe is full of garlic, sesame oil, sriracha, brown sugar, and soy sauce!  Seriously good flavor here, and the sauce only takes 3-5 minutes to make, so it will be done at the same time your noodles are!  This recipe has become one of our most popular!