Ramen can be used as the cornerstone for every simple, delicious and most importantly of all, cheap meal. Here are 10 simple yet delicious recipies for Ramen that could satisfy any anyone looking to save a buck or two.
1. RAMEN AND CHEESE
Cook 1 pkg. Ramen Noodles in water for 5 minutes. Drain. Add 1/2 cup grated cheese and 1/4 cup milk. Heat. Stir until cheese is melted. Serves one.
2. RAMEN SPAGHETTI
Cook a brick of Ramen Noodles for each person. Drain the noodles when done. Place in center of a plate. Add some butter, salt, and pepper, and some heated canned spaghetti sauce and toss well to mix ingredients. Serve with garlic toast and a green salad.
3. RAMEN THAI
Cook 2 pkg. Ramen Oriental with flavor packets. Do not drain. Add 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, 2 Tbsp. peanut butter, 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. lemon peel or lemongrass, and 1/2 tsp. cayenne or hot sauce. Mix well. Garnish with chopped peanuts and a few chives.
RAMEN CHICKEN ALFREDO
Cook 1 pkg. Ramen. Drain. Add 1/2 cup Alfredo Sauce and the flavor pkt. Mix well. Add 1 small can cooked chicken. Heat. Serve.
5. RAMEN MARINARA
Brown 1 lb. ground beef with 1 chopped onion. Drain off fat. Cook 4 pkg. Ramen, without the flavor packets and without breaking the noodles up, in 2 cups boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain. To the meat mixture add 1 can Spaghetti Sauce, 1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning, 1 tsp. minced garlic. Mix well. Pour over the cooked Ramen Noodles. Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Serve hot with crusty French bread and a tossed green salad. Serves 4 hearty appetites.
6. RAMEN CORDON BLEU
Cook 2 pkg. Ramen. Drain. In a bowl pour in 1/2 jar Alfredo Sauce and mix in 1 flavor pkt. Add 1/2 tsp. garlic minced. Add Ramen, 4 slices cooked Pastrami, sliced in thin strips. Place one cooked chicken breast, sliced very thin, on a plate. Pour the noodles and sauce over it. Sprinkle with sliced black olives and shredded cheese. Serve.
7. RAMEN TUNA CASSEROLE
Cook 1 pkg. Creamy Chicken Ramen. Drain. Add 1 can tuna, 1 can mixed vegetables, and 1 cup shredded cheese. Add 2 Tbsp. Miracle Whip and mix well. Serve.
8. RAMEN EGGS
In a skillet scramble 4 eggs in butter. In a saucepan cook 2 pkg. Ramen Noodles in water for 5 minutes then drain.
Add the cooked Ramen to the cooked eggs, along with the flavor packets. Stir in 1 cup frozen English Peas, and 1 package cooked honey ham cut into bite-sized pieces. Heat and serve.
You could stir in different cooked meats, cooked chicken, or add cooked seafood, as well as other vegetables and change flavors of Ramen to make a variety of this recipe.
9. DESSERT RAMEN
Cook Ramen. Drain. Chill. Place in dessert dishes. Top with honey, cinnamon-sugar, and strawberry syrup. Top with whipped cream and more strawberry syrup. Enjoy!
10. RAMEN PUDDING
Cook 4 pkg. Ramen noodles, broken up as much as possible, in water. Drain. Add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup heavy cream, 1 tsp. cinnamon, and 1 Tbsp. vanilla. Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly. You can add 1/2 cup raisins or chopped dates if you like them.
Serve, in dessert dishes, either warm or chilled.
Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon-sugar on top as a garnish just before serving.