Spicy Veggie Ramen
Spicin' and Dicin'
Flavoring your world - one spice blend at a time.
Who doesn't love ramen?! I'll be honest, I'm not the biggest fan. I was in a predicament the other afternoon when I realized I hadn't gone to the grocery store and was short on food for lunch. After rummaging through the pantry, I surfaced with a packet of ramen noodles.
Now, I was hungry, but not THAT hungry. There's something about ramen noodles that have never been that appetizing to me. Then I had a thought- what if I used my own seasonings to spruce it up instead of that unappetizing flavor packet? A few short moments later, I had a DELICIOUS and easy lunch - free of artificial ingredients and preservatives.
I only had vegetables on hand, but feel free to add chicken, beef, or seafood to the recipe below. Make it your own and ENJOY!
Seasoning of choice: Korean Red-Spicy Asian Pepper Blend
• 1 block plain ramen noodles
• 2 cups vegetable broth
• 1/4 cup kale, chopped
• 1/4 cup napa cabbage, chopped
• 1/4 cup baby spinach, chopped
• 2 Tbsp lite soy sauce
• 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
• 2 tsp Korean Red spice blend
• sprinkle of turmeric (for color)
Chop kale, cabbage, and spinach. Set spinach aside.
Combine vegetable broth, kale, cabbage, Korean Red, ramen noodles and a dash of turmeric and microwave for 5-6 minutes.
Remove from microwave. Stir in baby spinach, serve and enjoy! I added a couple pickled jalapenos for extra heat, but those are optional.
This recipe makes about 2-3 servings (depending how hungry you are).