I am a college student but here in UC Davis I don’t eat instant ramen very often. The Dining Commons (DC) is just that good and convenient enough that I don’t have to cook up ramen. However, this really cool infographic was brought to my attention:
Created by: HackCollege.com
Isn’t it cool? I thought so too and decided to make my own version of ramen. Granted this isn’t going to be super healthy but I did my best.
Nell’s Quick Ramen
- 1 package of ramen
- 1 egg, boiled (takes 5-7 minutes, depends on how well you want the egg to be cooked)
- 1/2 cup frozen vegetables, thawed
- ground cayenne pepper OR freshly ground black pepper to taste (optional)
- Cook ramen according to package. Usually this means 2 cups of boiling water per 1 package of ramen. Cook ramen in boiling water for 3 minutes (or package’s required time).
- Thaw and warm up frozen vegetables in microwave. For my microwave, it took 1 minute. It will vary based on strength of microwave.
- Slice up boiled egg in about 1/4 inch slices.
- Once the ramen is cooked, pour the entire contents (water and noddles) into a medium bowl. Mix in vegetables and ground caynene pepper or black pepper to taste. Sprinkle a little bit of the spices from the ‘spice packet’ provided in the ramen package. Do NOT pour it all if you want to reduce the sodium (and unhealthiness). Top with sliced egg.
- Eat and enjoy!