Cheap and Easy Green Bean Ramen

Submitted By: Becky
Submitted From: Ohio


  • 1 package ramen noodles, any flavor (I like beef for this)
  • 1 can green beans

Boil water for ramen and cook until the noodles are almost done. Drain green beans (do not save the water) and add to ramen. Microwave for approximately 90 seconds or until desired temperature. Drain liquid and add seasoning packet.

Note: It's a delicious, easy recipe that is suprisingly filling. Great for college students, as all ingredients need no refrigeration and are easily prepared with only a microwave.

Garbage? Ramen

Submitted By: Janelle
Submitted From: Erie, PA


  • 3 packages chicken or beef ramen
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion (or dehydrated onion)
  • 1 can peas or frozen peas
  • 1 can green beans or frozen green beans
  • 1 sleeve saltine crackers
  • pepper to taste

Cook noodles according to directions, add the onion when you add the noodles. Do not drain. Add vegetables, crush the sleeve of crackers and mix into noodles. Add pepper to taste.

When you cannot leave the house…

We all know that when its a cold Canadian winter outside and you cannot (or will not) leave the house, that ramen makes a great meal.

The Calgary news magazine FFWD agrees.

Note to the author of the story. Ramen goes great with any type of wine, but Boone's Farm is my choice.

Rad Ramens

Submitted By: Chef Will
Submitted From: Oregon


  • 2 packs ramen
  • 1 Tbsp. cold butter
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tsp. brown sugar
  • Optional: Sauteed garlic

This works with the following flavors: beef, oriental, shrimp and in a pinch, pork; although you may find that you need no seasoning at all. Boil your ramens until al dente, drain. Keep the pot, and return to heat. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, the packet, and a touch of water. This small amount will quickly begin to simmer. Remove from heat, swirl in cold butter. You will have a velvetty emulsion sauce if done right. The al dente noodles will still be hot in the colander/strainer. Add them back to the pot and toss. This is delicious. If you've more on hand, sauteed garlic works well (just before adding soy sauce), or slightly browned onions or shallots. If you prefer your ramen soupy, prepare sauce in different pan and add to finished soup. I've cooked this for many friends, and all love it.

Ramen Egg Foo Young

Submitted By: Charles Scott
Submitted From: Elkton, MD


  • 3 packages Ramen (same or mix anything with oriental flavor)
  • 5 cups water
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tsp soy sauce
  • 3 cups frozen vegetables

Bring the water, soy sauce, and vegitables to a boil. Once boiling place the noodles in the pot and allow them to fully cook. Once the noodles are fully cooked crack and drip the eggs into the boiling water. Allow the eggs time to cook. Remove from heat. Serve.

Sardine Suprise Ramen

Submitted By: Thien Ho
Submitted From: Korea


  • 2 Ramen bricks
  • 1 can peas
  • 1 can of sardines with olive oil
  • crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tsp of oregano

Boil ramen and drain. Also boil and drain peas. Open the can of sardines and drain the oil. Mix it all together and eat!

Ramen Story in the Lakeland, Florida Ledger

Shelley Preston emailed me last week and requested an interview. The interview was fun (I found out she's from Fort Collins, where I live now). Best of all, she clarifies the pronounciation of the word (its RAH-men)! Anyway, the story is very cool, so take a look!

Ramen is Simple, Cheap and Versatile

Also eating enough shares to maintain the national average is Matt Fischer of Fort Collins, Colo. He and his dormmates ate so much ramen as college students at MissouriRolla in 1995, they started swapping recipes to change up the monotony. The success of ramen goodwill prompted Fischer to begin a Web page dedicated to novel ways of eating packaged noodles.

Kimchi HotDog Ramen

Submitted By: Joey
Submitted From: California


  • whipped egg
  • thinly sliced smoked hotdogs or sausage
  • fresh garlic
  • chopped onions
  • Napa cabbage fresh
  • Kimchi (pickled cabbage)
  • dried chives

Brown hotdogs/sausage in a skillet with the chopped onions and garlic. Boil water, about 3-5 cups. Reduce heat to simmer and add whipped egg slowly and stir. Next add sliced and browned smoked hotdogs/sausage next add Napa cabbage let simmmer for 1 minute. Add package of noodles and simmer for 3 minutes. Either drain ingredients or pour into bowl. Top off with Kimchi.

Easiest Lemon Garlic Ramen Recipe

Submitted By: Jamie Parrish

Submitted From: Phoenix, Arizona, USA


  • Ramen (oriental preferred)
  • Garlic Clove
  • Green Onion
  • Lemon Garlic Seasoning
  • Optional: Tbsp Veg. Oil
  • Optiona: Tuna

Add a liberal amount of Lemon/Garlic seasoning to the water while it is heating up before it starts to boil. When the water is at a rolling boil, add ramen brick and vegetable oil if desired.The oil gives the broth a heavier taste so that it just doesn't taste like flavored water. Let cook for the usual 8 min. or so, until tender. After about 6 min. into cooking add chopped pieces of raw garlic and green onion. I used the slice section of a cheese grader, which cuts up perfect shoots that add great taste and texture.

Note: The lemon garlic seasoning will settle at the bottom of the bowl when you eat it, so I suggest that you take the broth and strain it into a bowl or something, then discard the excess seasoning that is not on the noodles. I was lazy and didn't do this the first time, and the extra seasoning on the bottom of the bowl was very strong.

After the mix is cooked and the ramen is nice and soft. Turn off heat and add the flavor packet and tuna(if desired). Mix well and serve. The taste is excellent. I'm a poor college student and was pleasenty suprised. Try it!

Jammin Ramen

Submitted By: Tyson

Submitted From: Kansas State University (Kansas, USA)


  • Beef ramen
  • butter or margarine
  • Optional:lemon juice
  • Strawberry jam

Get a package of beef ramen and cook with a small amount of water, then cook for three min in microwave and add in flavor quickly. After this add a tsp of butter or margarine and a small amount of milk. To contrast the base ingredients add a drop or two of lemon juice. This will bring out all the flavors. After this you want to add two add a very small amount of strawberry jam! This may sound gross but I dare you to try it! It is awesome. You may have to try this a few times to get the right amount of jam. The strawberry flavor makes it really creamy and good!!!