Creating a ramen doesn’t need to be complicated. They’re simple, fun, delicious and you can add whatever toppings you have in the fridge or cupboard. While most classic ramen have a boiled egg, you don’t need to add this. For example, this recipe doesn’t use a boiled egg and is totally vegan which means it’s simple to put together. There’s no need to worry about cooking meat properly or ensuring the egg is cooked perfectly for ramen. This recipe may use a few things you don’t have in the cupboard however so you may need to adjust this slightly to suit your needs. Feel free to adjust this recipe to suit your tastes but make sure you tell us about how it went!
- 1 pack of noodles (We used rice noodles for this but egg noodles work nicely as well)
- 1 sachet of vegetarian Miso Soup (Can be exchanged for a vegetable/meat stock cube)
- 1 slice of Sushi Nori
- 1 baby pak choi
- 1 spring onion
- 2 radishes
- A handful of frozen sweetcorn
- 1 lump of frozen spinach
Add to taste
- Water Chestnuts
- Bamboo Shoots
- Frozen chilli
- Hot chilli powder
Step by Step
Boil the kettle and squeeze the contents of the Miso soup sachet into a saucepan. Add around 200ml of water.
Add the sweetcorn and spinach into a bowl of water the microwave them for 2 minutes to thaw them
Add two leaves of the pak choi to the saucepan and let them cook for 2 minutes
Remove the pak choi and save them for later. Add the noodles to the sauce pan and let it cook.
Once the noodles are cooked, take them off the heat and start plating the ramen. Add the sushi nori to the bowl first then place the noodles and sauce into the bowl. After this, add the toppings around the bowl. Sprinkle some “chilli snow” or hot chilli powder to add some color to the dish and some spice
How to make “Chilli Snow”
Place your preferred type of chilli pepper into the freezer and let it freeze overnight. Personally, I use a scotch bonnet as I quite like the heat however this also works for other types of chilli. Then grate the frozen chilli with a cheese grater over the food so it looks similar to snow.
Warning: This method of adding chilli will result in making food slightly hotter than you’d expect. So don’t add too much without tasting first!