ramen noodles ideas...

United States
October 18, 2009 7:11am CST
I have discovered Ramen noodles! They are so inexpensive it's great! I don't use the packet that comes with them, I usually boil them along with some sort of vegetable mix. I pour the noodles and frozen veggies into a bowl (a serving size) while I start the water. Then I just boil them all together and strain the water off. Then I sprinkle parmesan cheese over it.It works for a great light evening meal. I throw the packet away as it has msg and all kinds of salt in it. I have heard it would make a good addition to soups though! What's your favorite Ramen noodle dish? Hey.. gotta love 'em.. they are like 12-15 cents a package; and I get two meals out of each package as I only use a half at a time!
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• China
19 Oct 09
i love ramen noodles,not expensive,but i like enjoy it in restaurant!
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• United States
19 Oct 09
I don't guess I've ever seen them offered in a restaurant. But then, of course I don't eat out very often anyway! How were they served in the restaurant? Was it with cheese, or vegetables, or some sort of meat. I guess I have seen them in Chinese food places now that I think about it!
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18 Oct 09
I usually boil them with chicken stock and add spring onions, pepper, and pieces of chicken. I love them because they are so cheap and can be cooked within minutes and you have a meal.
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• United States
19 Oct 09
That sounds good too! I haven't ventured out too far with them, but I'm getting some pretty good ideas here!!
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@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
18 Oct 09
hello macdingolinger, wow! that is so economical. i do cook ramen too but we eat for breakfast. i add either chicken, ground pork, ground beef or boiled egg in it. aside from that i put vegetables like carrot, celery, red or green pepper, onion, garlic and onion leaf or leak. just add salt and pepper to season it. my family loves it too. it's good for snack as well together with siopao and bread.
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• United States
19 Oct 09
What is "siopao"? I haven't heard of that. I also never heard of eating ramen noodles for breakfast. I'm game for about everything though! My son-in-law mixes boiled eggs with noodles. I haven't tried it yet; but maybe I will soon now!
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• Philippines
21 Oct 09
siopao is a steamed bun with meat inside. i think you are going to like it.
• Philippines
19 Oct 09
I love ramen noodles. it's easy to prepare and it can make your hungry stomach full. I love them cooked (instead of just being poured with boiling water) and with egg. I can have ramen noodles for breakfast or dinner. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, yummy...
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• United States
19 Oct 09
Several have mentioned making them with eggs. I have yet to try that one! I can't make it sound good yet! My son-in-law puts boiled eggs in it kinda like a combination egg/macaroni salad dish. That at least sounds interesting.
@Nicapol (67)
• United States
18 Oct 09
Here's a way to make them while still using the seasoning packet it comes with. boil the noodles till their done strain the noodles and put them back in the pan add 1/8 tablespoon butter an 1/4 cup milk add the seasoning and stir the noodles and there you have it tasty ramen noodles
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• United States
19 Oct 09
I used to make them with the packet for my kids. I didn't add the milk or butter. I just cooked them for the three minutes then drained the noodles. I then added the seasoning packet. I usually added a side dish like some ranch style beans and some home canned green beans... there you go; quick and easy once again!
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@svrider88 (115)
• United States
18 Oct 09
I have tried them with the cheese from mac and cheese and they were delicious. But, right now I think i'm gonna try what you said and make it with vegetables and parmesan cheese. It sounds delicious.
• United States
19 Oct 09
It is delicious! It's also cheap and easy!! I hope you like it. Just buy a package of frozen veggetables. I get different kinds. Like one time I will get one with asparagus and the next time maybe with broccoli. I mix it up that way. And the bag is like a pound so it will last several meals like that!
@thea09 (18324)
• Greece
18 Oct 09
Hi macdlingolinger, I sometimes get them as a snack for my son when he's hungry after school but like you just use the noodles without the pre packaged rehydrated seasonings. However they are the lazy option rather than the cheap option as cost almost one Euro a packet which is more than one dollar so not the cheapest option as with you.
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• United States
19 Oct 09
They are the lazy option here too! That's why I like 'em. But they are also the inexpensive choice as well. THey are about 12-15 cents a package and I only use a half a package at a time when it's just me! That means I get my whole evening meal for only about a dollar if you add in the veggies and the parmesan cheese. Actually, it's more like about 50 cents for the meal...
@Lucky09 (1771)
• Philippines
18 Oct 09
hi mac^^;; i do have some ramyeon noodles but only eat them for emergencies. i used to really like it before but got tired of the taste. I buy those Korean ramyeon (neoguri and shin ramyeon) but it cost $0.80-$1 but it think it's safer and better than those chinese ramyeon. anyway, i would love to try your way because i love cheese
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• United States
19 Oct 09
lol! I love cheese too! I enjoy my little ramen noodle dish. I haven't heard of the other kind though. I don't use the packet which I think is very unhealthy, but the noodles are a great quick meal now and then! It's great in the evenings when I don't want to overload!
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
18 Oct 09
great idea and what a money saver too! Thanks for sharing it.
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• United States
19 Oct 09
Hey, I am always up for saving the money. I figure if you can save enough pennies, you'll save dollars too!
• United States
22 Oct 09
Right they are so cheeeap!!!!!!!!!!!!!Do you know how to make homemade chiocken soup?I dont know how burt i heard it is suppsed to b good for you if you are sick?
• United States
28 Oct 09
I think I could make homeade chicken soup. I would just boil the chicken, then debone it. Then I would put the chicken back into the broth along with whatever veggies I like and cook it all together.