All you’ve ever wanted to know about ramen is posted here in the Wikipedia. There is, of course, a link to the “Official Ramen Homepage”.
“Despite some health concerns, ramen is a popular food item among college students due to its ease of preparation and extremely low cost—as of 2004, one packet could be bought for as little as 10-15 U.S. cents. Ramen is also very resistant to spoilage and can be easily prepared with boiling water, making it a favorite of backpackers.”
Submitted By: DarwinsLilHelper
Submitted From: Columbus, Ohio, USA
- 1 pack chicken Ramen
- 5 or 6 frozen, pre-cooked, shelled & de-veined shrimp
- Garlic to taste
- Curry powder to taste
- powdered Cayenne pepper, as much as you think you can handle, then add a little bit more
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Frozen soy beans (optional)
- 2 handfuls of your favorite frozen stir fry veggies
Add 2 cups of water to your pan, add the curry, cayanne, flavoring packet, garlic and shrimp.
Bring the water to a boil, and add the dried noodles. pour the olive oil onto the noodles and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Here’s the trick: Instead of adding your frozen veggies an soy beans to the pan, put them in your bowl, then pour the hot ramen over them.
They’ll cool off your ramen so you can eat it sooner.
Submitted By: Lea Kerry
Submitted From: West Monroe,Louisiana
- One package of shrimp (use 2 seasonings if have an extra one) noodles
- chicken bouillion cube (if Strong flavored noodles desired) otherwise half a chicken breast- shredded
- some cajun sausage, cubed
- tiny pinch of sugar
- half tsp butter
- half tsp gimbo file (omit if dont have any on hand. It just makes it even more cajuny)
- a few peices okra (omit if not on hand)
- pinch or so celery salt
- half tsp MINCED garlic from jar or a few piches of powder(NOT GARLIC SALT)
Cook noodles as usual. Just add everything as soon as you put the noodle block in. These noodles should be soupy and have broth when done. You must either/or both put hot sauce OR season to taste when noodles are in bowl, with any type of cajun spice!! (some people drain all juice) A few things are missing from the ingredients, and your’re using noodles instead of rice – but its pretty close to jumblaya!
The Lawrence Journal-World, of Lawrence, Kansas (home of KU) wrote up an excellent story on ramen, with some quotes from me of course. The author also toured campus asking students how they cooked it. Someone is quoted as saying that ramen costs 39 cents. Man, I rememeber when it was 19 cents. How times have changed. Anyway, the article is a great read.
Starvin With Louis is a web-based “tv-show” which features the adventures of poor Louis, who attempts to cook on a meager budget. Needless to say, he eats alot of ramen noodles.
Two episodes are already out and a third is on the way. Its pretty funny to watch and you get to see ramen cooking in video form.