So if your a child of the 80’s like me, before we really cared about sodium intake, the nutritional value of our food and hailed fast food; then you were probably once a friend of the “instant” need I say “quick” packaged ramen noodle. Understand these little packages of mini salt factories disguised as noodles and seasoning are absolutely delicious, I know I just said crummy packaged noodles are “delicious”. My point is that we can have these delicious dishes if we make them right and pay attention to the starting points.
I make my Ramen with a low-sodium beef broth; however you can use a chicken broth or vegetable broth, whatever your heart desires. You could even make your own bone broth if your adventurous and have a lot of time ; but remember this is quick Ramen; so we use pre-made broth. I like to boil the broth along with 3 eggs (to use later). I then add kale and 3 Tbsp. of Thai chili paste and 3 Tbsp. of soy sauce and 2 Tsp. fish sauce. Stir and remove eggs after they have boiled for 10 minutes in broth.
Once the broth and selected vegetables have cooked for approximately 10 minutes, place your selected ramen noodles in to cook. I digress here with a helpful side note, if your really on a budget, you can buy the cheap packaged ramen, throw out the seasoning pack and cook the ramen. Remember that this is only recommended if your really on a budget, actual well made ramen noodles are usually not that expensive. Now back to the instructions: Let the ramen cook and place in serving bowl. Serve the ramen with the boiled egg and chopped chives, add chopsticks and enjoy!
- Ramen Noodles
- Soy Sauce
- Thai Chili Paste
- Fish Sauce