Veggie Ramen Stirfry

Ramen with spinach

This dish is a perfect example of “template cooking.” When cooking I almost always use the recipe as a suggestion not the final word and you should too. I will change it by adding or subtracting ingredients to fit my own tastes. Every recipe can be changed and you can use the main ideas of a recipe as the template to create your own dish.

This dish is basically instant ramen with whatever you want mixed in.








Time: 20 minutes.

Effort level: Some

Amount: Depends on how much you add to it. We got 3 servings from ours.

You need:

  • 2 packages of instant ramen – Throw out the spice packet
  • Your choice of veggies! Below is a list of fun options but you can use whatever you want. Get creative!
    • Bell peppers – Red, green, yellow
    • Snap peas
    • Zucchini
    • Spinach
    • Mushrooms
    • Onion or scallions
    • Green onion
    • Carrots
    • Bean sprouts
    • Water chestnuts
    • Baby corn
    • Sesame seeds
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Hot pepper paste or red pepper flakes or sriracha or w/e spicy to give some flavor
  • salt (Still needed even though soy sauce is salty)
  •  1-2 cloves of garlic or giner/garlic paste

Do this:

  1. Chopped up what veggies you want to use
  2. Fill a small sauce pan with water 3/4 of the way full and bring to a boil
  3. Boil the ramen noodles for 1-2 minutes just until they re-hydrate and separate. Remove, drain, and rinse with cold water. They will not be fully cooked yet.
  4. In a wok or large skillet, heat some vegetable oil over medium high heat.
  5. Add your garlic, and spice (paste or w/e), and onions or scallions if you’re using them.
  6. Cook for about 30 seconds.
  7. NOW work in order from heartiest veggie to weakest veggie, ie. Carrots to mushrooms. Add the heartiest veggies to the pan along with 2 tsp of salt and cook until starting to soften.
  8. Add the next heartiest veggies and cook until they are starting to soften.
  9. Once you reach your least hearty veggie (mushrooms) add them along with the noodles to the pan.
  10. Add about 1 Tbl of soy sauce and 2 tsp sesame oil.
  11. Mix and cook until noodles are fully cooked.
  12. Taste and adjust with more soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, or hot pepper paste.
  13. Enjoy.

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