If you need a very simple to make dinner – this is it! Ginger Ramen is so simple but so full of flavor. The combination of just a few ingredients meshes so well – your family is going to think it took you all day to make. This is the perfect soup to make after a long day as the weather gets colder. It will warm you up and make you feel all cozy inside. It is also really budget friendly, as the small number of relatively inexpensive ingredients don’t add up to a high cost.
I usually like to use Rice Ramen by Lotus Foods, but our stores have been out of it lately. So I just used the old standby – Top Ramen. I just set the powder packets aside and use the bricks – which makes it even more budget friendly. You can use whatever type of ramen you usually do. You can also make this with glass noodles or thin spaghetti noodles – which ever you have on hand. Just be sure to adjust the cook time accordingly.
Some people prefer to have more components to their ramen bowls. The simplicty of this ramen recipes is what makes it so perfect for weeknight meals. However, you could certainly add in a few extra ingredients. If you want to add some heat – a jalapeno cut in coins would work. If you want more veggies, I would suggest sliced mushrooms or bean sprouts. Want it to be more hearty? You could add in more chicken or some tofu.
Now Let’s Get Cookin’!
- 1½ lb Chicken Breast
- 2 qt Chicken Broth
- 1 tbsp Lemongrass minced
- ½ cup Fresh Ginger minced
- 3 Garlic Cloves minced
- 2 bunches Scallions chopped
- ¼ cup Honey
- ¼ cup Soy Sauce
- ¼ cup Rice Vinegar
- 1 cup Carrots shredded
- 8 bricks Ramen
- Prepare all of the ingredients.
- In a large stock pot over medium-high heat, add broth, ginger, garlic, lemongrass and chicken. Cook for 25 minutes.
- In a bowl, combine scallions, honey, soy sauce and vinegar.
- Remove chicken from pot and chop. Reduce heat to medium. Return chicken to pot. Add scallions mixture and cook for 10 minutes.
- Add carrots and ramen bricks. Cook for 10 minutes more. Use thongs to break up the ramen while it cooks.
Estelle Forrest’s self-published first cookbook – Homemade on a Weeknight: A Family Cookbook – was created after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:
Estelle self-published a second cookbook – Burgers on a Weeknight – recently. It has over 60 delicious burger creations! You can purchase your own copy here:
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