Ramen Noodle Soup is very cheap and in college easy to make in a dorm.
Whether you’re a penny-pinching college student or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of eating cheap, a good bowl of ramen can be a godsend of a meal. The pack of dehydrated noodles may seem sketchy to the ramen novice, but the cheap eat never disappoints. It’s hard to resist a warm bowl of noodles that cooks in mere minutes, but also, let’s be honest, simply adding hot water to your noodles and spice packet just doesn’t do them any justice.
Here are some easy “fix it up” recipes to add a bit of variety.
First you can just use simple sauces and condiments like:
You can also add:
List of things you can just open and add to a ramen soup packet some even can be used in combination:
Mixed Vegetables – Frozen or Can
Chicken – Cooked Frozen or Can
Cream of Mushroom Soup – Can
Hard boiled eggs are the easiest—just add the eggs to a pot of cold water, bring it to a boil, then drop in your noodles. The egg should be pretty perfectly hard boiled in just about the same time that it takes to cook the ramen through.
Greens fresh green onion and bok choy give your ramen a more traditional dose of green, not to mention a satisfying crunch.
The egg-drop method creates small curds of egg blossoms that float in the broth and coat your noodles. Lightly beat an egg in a small bowl. Once your noodles are cooked, swirl the noodles and hot broth gently around the pot. While the broth is moving, slowly drizzle in the beaten egg. It should set into fine ribbons.
This recipe breathes life in a cup of ramen noodles. Add a boiled, scrambled, poached, half fried or full fried egg to a bowl of steaming hot ramen. Better still, crack an egg in it and let it cook in the broth for some time. The noodle goodness, mixed with eggs, add a perfect flavor to the dish. To enhance the taste, you can season it with chili and garlic powder.
Cheese Individually-wrapped slices of American cheese are not for sandwiches or burgers. Because those slices are actually barely real food. But the thin, oily cheese-ish product works in magically rich ways when melted on top of hot noodle soup.
Make It With Peanut Butter
peanut butter Douse the noodles with dollops of peanut butter, throw in some stir-fried sweet potatoes, mushrooms, and red peppers, and mix well. Season it with oregano and onion powder to suit your taste. It almost tastes like a Thai curry, just this touch of Japanese noodles in it, makes for a nice spicy buttery orgy in the mouth. Go ahead, try it out.
Make It With Coconut Milk
Thai it up by cooking your noodles in a mixture of coconut milk along with fish sauce, sugar, and Thai curry paste. In what will be a thick, rich Thai version of noodles, it is a dish that is served only to prepare again. You can add some red bell peppers, mushrooms and celery sticks.
You can find many recipes here: