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Ramen rebooted: How to improve a classic meal



Ramen noodles have long been considered a staple of the college student’s diet. Cheap, easy to make and delicious, Ramen is a go-to meal, but too much of any good thing can get a little boring. This summer Kylie Jenner delighted the world when she released her secret of how to mix up Ramen noodles (find her recipe below). Here are four other ways to make Ramen noodles exciting again.

Sesame Peanut Ramen Noodles

What you’ll need:

  1. 1 packet of Ramen noodles, don’t add seasoning
  2. 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  3. 1½ tablespoon peanut butter
  4. 2 tablespoon honey
  5. 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  6. 1 garlic clove, minced
  7. 1½ tablespoon rice vinegar
  8. Garnish: sesame seeds

What to do:

  1. Cook the Ramen according to package instructions
  2. In a bowl, combine sesame oil, peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar and garlic.
  3. Whisk ingredients together until smooth
  4. Pour the sauce over the cooked noodles, add sesame seeds and enjoy!

Mac and Cheese Ramen Noodles

What you’ll need:

  1. 1 packet of Ramen noodles, don’t add seasoning
  2. 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  3. ½ tablespoon cornstarch
  4. 6 tablespoon milk

What to do:

  1. Cook the Ramen according to package instructions
  2. In a saucepan, combine cheese and milk on low heat, stirring until smooth
  3. Combine cheese and milk with noodles and enjoy!

Spicy Sriracha and Egg Ramen Noodles

What you’ll need:

  1. 1 packet of Ramen noodles, don’t add seasoning
  2. 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  3. 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  4. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  5. 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  6. 1 teaspoon honey
  7. 2 scrambled eggs

What to do:

  1. Cook the Ramen according to package instructions
  2. In a bowl, combine Sriracha, sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar and honey
  3. Pour sauce over the noodles
  4. Stir in the egg and enjoy!

Cilantro and Carrot Ramen Noodles

What you’ll need:

  1. 1 packet of Ramen noodles, don’t add seasoning
  2. ¼ cup grated carrots
  3. 1 tablespoon cilantro
  4. 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  5. 1 tablespoon sugar
  6. ½ teaspoon sesame oil

What to do:

  1. Cook the Ramen according to package instructions
  2. Drain water and add carrots and cilantro
  3. In a bowl, mix the remaining ingredients
  4. Pour mixture over noodles and enjoy!

Kylie Jenner’s Ramen Noodles

What you’ll need:

  1. 1 packet of Ramen noodles
  2. 1 egg
  3. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  4. ½ teaspoon butter

What to do:

  1. Cook the Ramen according to package instructions
  2. Beat the egg in a bowl and add to the boiling water
  3. Take the mixture off the stove and add garlic and butter
  4. Stir thoroughly and enjoy!

While all of these recipes are excellent on their own, it is also a good idea to add some protein and vegetables to Ramen. Feel free to combine any cooked meat, tofu, tempeh or veggies to your Ramen to make it a little more nutritious and even more delicious.


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