gideon123 wrote:Edit: Can we also post or request recipes on this thread? Because I'm looking for a tasty and filling ramen recipe on a budget. Any suggestions?
I think that sounds fitting, I'll edit the first post.
As for a ramen recipe...this how I usually make mine:
(measurements are approximate because I don't really use measuring spoons or anything, I just sort of go by what feels about proper)
VEGETABLE FRIED NOODLES! (with ramen)
-One package of ramen (I prefer maruchan brand)
-About one sixth of a green bellpepper, diced
-About one twelveth of an onion, diced
-About ten brocolli stems, diced (I only use the stems, although I suppose adding in the tops wouldn't hurt anything)
-About equal to the amount of the onion...diced zucchini
-Sometimes I add some eggplant, too
-One clove of garlic, minced
-Powdered (or fresh, if you have it) ginger
-Perhaps some dried parsley bits?
-Oil (canola or similar)
So you cook the ramen like you normally would, (although I usually use miso instead of the flavoring package it comes with--doesn't really matter, though,) then drain it & put it to the side. (It's important to drain it, because if it sits in the water it gets soggy & overcooked & gross.) Then put some oil in a large frying pan (or similar) and put in all of the vegetables except the garlic. You always want to add garlic last, because it burns soo easily & by the time it's ruined, the rest isn't even cooked & you're screwed. (Also, if you're using eggplant, put that in first for a bit, because it takes the longest. If you like your zucchini soft, put that in earlier, too. [I like mine sort of crunchy, though.])
Add a bit of vinegar (I want to say half a teaspoon? I just dump in a tad, you'll know what feels right after a few tries) & a bit of soysauce (be very careful with the soysauce, because it's really easy to add too much and ruin everything) & a dash of ginger & the parsley bits, if you use them.
Stirfry all of that until the vegetables seem mostly cooked, then dump in the noodles. Add a little more vinegar, a little more soysauce, (this is why you want to be especially careful about these two when you add them in the first place, because you really don't want too much) and a little more ginger (you can never have enough ginger, though~<3) Add the garlic. Stirfry for just a tiny bit longer, just enough to get everything mixed together well, then put on a plate & eat~
Another thing I think is really tasty is frying up ramen with an egg, but I like the vegetable one better.
Edit: Oh! I forgot to mention. I usually put spinach and edamame in it, too. The exact vegetable choices are really up to you, though.