I’ve made mention a few times recently on app.net about how I make an amazing noodle soup using simple packet ramen.
It’s true. I do make an amazing thick soup, generally from a ramen packet.
The secret isn’t what kind of packet ramen I use, or when I add the spices, or how much water.
Instead, the ramen is almost an afterthought, and this is more of a “How to make a cool vegetarian soup, and then add ramen”
You will need:
- 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
- A tin of some variety of beans, I use red kidney beans
- Capsicum (bell pepper)
- Onion, coarsely chopped
- Button mushrooms, coarsely chopped
- Packet of ramen, your choice. I use Nong Shim kimchee-flavoured Ramyun.
- Fresh tomato, sliced thickly.
Optionally, any other random veggies you want.
Optionally, an egg.
A good soup starts with a good broth; so do does Amazing Noodle Soup.
Take a medium-sized saucepan, and empty a can o’ beans in. I usually use drained red kidney beans, but use what you like. Mostly fill the saucepan with water, salt and pepper and a bit of garlic powder if you have it.
Add some fresh garlic cloves, peeled and crushed.
Stir everything up.
Put the saucepan on high heat, bring to a boil, and reduce to a low bubbling boil. Leave cooking for 20-25 minutes, or until the beans start to disintegrate.
Reduce to a simmer.
Now that the broth is simmering along nicely, start adding the veggies. Do this to preference; whatever you want to be softer goes in first.
Leave about 1-3 minutes between each set of veggies, depending on how cooked you want it.
Once all the veggies are in, now would be a good time to add cooked meats or seafoods.
Add the flavour packets, now that all the veggies are in!
Also, if you want an egg, add it now. Break it apart with the chopsticks, into large bits.
Allow to simmer for 3-5 minutes.
Break the noodles in half, or to desired length profile, and drop them into the simmering broth, breaking them apart gently with chopsticks.
Line the bottom of your bowl with the sliced tomato.
Once the noodles are soft, remove from heat and serve in the tomato-lined bowl immediately. In the time you take to get from stove to eating, the tomato will be cooked.
Self-explanatory. Can’t help you here.