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Old 11-19-2011, 03:08 PM   #1
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Everyone loves Ramen

Okay, ramen...usually thought of as the poor mans food, or the food budget for some woman in an alstate commercial. But, they are a lot more than just a prepackaged noodle. Without further ado, here are a couple ramen recipes I have used over the years....

Beef ramen:
cook ramen as usual, Put the noodles in a frypan add stir fry beef, a can of red beans, 1 tsp of chili powder, diced jalapeño, 1 diced onion, 1 can stewed tomato, cilantro. Heat the ingredients on the stove, until most of the broth is gone.

Alternative to water, use coffee. sounds strange, but the coffee does add flavor to the beef broth.

Chicken:
To the chicken ramen, add 1cooked chicken breast (sliced) per package. Add 1 diced apple, a cup of raisins, 1 cup dehydrated banana slices. separate from broth and mix with 1-2 tbs of peanut butter, slowly adding broth to thin out the mixture.

Chicken of the ramen
1 pack chicken ramen, 1 can of tuna, a tbs of garlic powder, 1 tsp lemon pepper, 1 cup kerneled corn (simple but tasty)

Feel free to share how you use ramen noodles

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Old 11-19-2011, 07:39 PM   #2
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The only ramen I buy these days is the chili flavored one. I'll make it like you're supposed to then add fish sauce and lime if I have it. It's something like hot and sour soup.

I've also experimented with adding a lightly beaten egg at the end. It works better if you thicken the broth with corn starch, otherwise you don't get those delicate "sheets" of egg like in egg-drop soup.

I also sometimes like ramen dry with the flavor package sprinkled on top. I do that when hiking.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:44 PM   #3
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Egg ramen(chicken flavored ramen).
When the ramen is almost done cooking, drop an egg or two into the boiling water, let it set a bit and then slightly break it up. add half of seasoning packet when noodles/eggs are done. Pour out most of the water, then add the rest of seasoning. EET!
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:48 PM   #4
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I'm throwing the doors of the closet open to admit I love Ramen !!

Yeah Yeah, I know the sodium content is equal to three or four days allotment for salt, but let's face it, I eat a lot of things that aren't good for me. I don't plan on giving up bacon or sugar either.

For me, Ramen is a "once in a while" comfort food like no other. I really like all the ideas above!!

Thanks........
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:02 PM   #5
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I love Raman noodles! The way I fix them is to add the water and then Nuke them for 3 minutes adn then let it set until the water is absorbed completely. The noodles puff up nice and big and taste so good that way!

Things that I add:

Can of Hormel Chili or a can of whatever veggie my hand hits first in the pantry.

I"m never out of Raman. I buy the sixpacks of them.
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I don't eat it. It's full of MSG and I don't like the weird headaches I get from MSG.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:32 PM   #7
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i make stir fry with them. use in chinese salad. sometimes i add seasoning package and sometimes not. they are a sometime thing in my kitchen. mostly because of the sodium
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I don't eat it. It's full of MSG and I don't like the weird headaches I get from MSG.
According to Union Foods, an Americah Ramen Manufacturer, there is no MSG in the noodles, it's all in the seasoning package.

The first thing I do when I open a package of Ramen is to throw away that nasty little package of sodium and MSG.

If I want to add flavor, I'll add something to the noodles like Chicken or Beef Broth and seasonings.

Here's a KopyKat of the Ramen seasoning pack mix:

2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons ground ginger
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons ground black pepper
salt, to taste

Or, leave out the salt all together and make it even more healthy.

Use just enough of that mix to make it taste right for you. About 1.5 teaspoons of it to start.

I add a good shake of hot sauce.
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According to Union Foods, an Americah Ramen Manufacturer, there is no MSG in the noodles, it's all in the seasoning package.

The first thing I do when I open a package of Ramen is to throw away that nasty little package of sodium and MSG.

If I want to add flavor, I'll add something to the noodles like Chicken or Beef Broth and seasonings.

Here's a KopyKat of the Ramen seasoning pack mix:

2 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons ground ginger
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons ground black pepper
salt, to taste

Or, leave out the salt all together and make it even more healthy.

Use just enough of that mix to make it taste right for you. About 1.5 teaspoons of it to start.

I add a good shake of hot sauce.
Well, I always assumed there was no MSG in the noodles, just in the packet of seasoning. But, if I throw out the seasoning, it loses its convenience, so I just never tried the stuff. It doesn't appeal. I don't generally eat noodles made of white flour.
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Old 11-20-2011, 07:45 AM   #10
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Sometimes I like to use just the noodles in a soup. They don't swell up so much and I like the taste.
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