Personally, when I eat ramen, I usually just raid my fridge and pantry and see how I can make the noodles more substantial. Leftover chicken, leftover steak, carrots, onions, eggs, their all fair game for my concoctions. In this same spirit, the Houston Press has an interesting article by Katharine Shilcutt about "ramen hacks to make the noodles taste better while still staying within a pretty small budget". One idea, which is linked in the article is dipping raw ramen into salsa. Personally, I think this sounds great!
However, I learned back in college that Ramen tastes absolutely foul when prepared according to the package's instructions. (Not to mention that little flavoring packet is a vicious sodium bomb.) Instead, I came up with all manner of "hacks" to make the noodles taste better while still staying within a pretty small budget.
Here are five of my favorite Ramen recipes, good for small budgets and large appetites. (And none of them involve breaking off pieces of Ramen blocks and dipping them into salsa. You're welcome.)
My favorite from this article? Ramen pizza.