Fancy Ramen

Ramen – it’s the food you never thought you’d eat again after college, but alas, it’s the new fad. Upscale ramen joints are popping up all over the place, and while they taste great, you can make your own for way cheaper. If you plate it right, you’ll have a dish good enough to fit your Instagram ~aesthetic~.

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Pleasee stop spending $12 on Ramen… Here’s how to make your own:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 packs of chicken-flavored ramen
  • 1 thicc chicken breast
  • 1 half white onion, diced
  • 4 mushrooms, sliced
  • Green onions, cut into small bits
  • 2 large eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil to cook chicken and sauté mushrooms and onions
  • Optional, but make your bowl look really nice: jalapeño and small, sweet peppers of your color choice, thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS:

  1. We’re going to cook our chicken breast very similarly to this, except we’re going to set the heat on medium low and cook about 15 minutes on each side. We want it to be cooked through, obviously, but we want it to be juicy as well.
  2. While you’re cooking the chicken breast, sauté the onions and mushrooms.
  3. Boil water over medium high heat and gently lower eggs into the pot (make sure there’s enough water for eggs to be completely submerged). Let eggs boil for 6.5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Remove eggs from the pot and place them in a bowl of ice water for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Boil enough water for two ramen packets (refer to the instructions on the bag) and cook ramen according to instructions.
  6. Add one seasoning packet to the pot of ramen (one packet should be enough for you to get a great broth taste, while cutting back substantially on sodium).
  7. Add the sautéed onions to the pot.
  8. Separate the pot of ramen into two large bowls.
  9. Sprinkle the green onions on top of the ramen.
  10. De-shell the eggs and slice them each in half to put in the ramen bowls (be careful since this is a soft-boiled egg – it may get messy). Slice the chicken and gently place in the bowls. Lay out the jalapeño, peppers, and mushrooms however you please.

Eat up!

– Catherine and Ford

We’re running low on ideas for things to cook, so if you have any recipes, a favorite meal you want to make healthier/cheaper, comments, or questions, feel free to slide in our dm’s or leave them for us below. We are eager to hear your feedback. Thanks for reading!

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