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Veggie Ramen

2012-09-08
  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 3m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 13m

Total Cost (minus sundries): .85 cents a serving

There were some times in my life when I had very little money and resources.  I would turn to this dish for a quick, inexpensive way to eat a healthy meal.  It often was a life saver.

Today I had $2 in change in my pocket as I headed to the corner store to see what I could make.  I ended up spending $1.70.

That being said – I recognize this isn’t the fanciest, most extravagant dish.  It’s not going to win awards.  But there are times when walking home from work, people make a decision to go to a fast food joint and buy a greasy hamburger because its quick and it only costs a buck.  Well, here’s an alternative to that.  And I have McDonalds beat by .15 cents.

Ingredients

  • 2 Packs of Oriental Ramen Noodles
  • 1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil
  • 2 Teaspoons of Soy Sauce
  • 2 Teaspoons of Water
  • Sriracha to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Peanuts
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
  • Onion
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 1 Head of Brocolli

Method

Step 1

Cook the noodles in a pot of boiling water, strain and rinse thoroughly with water before setting aside.

Step 2

In a wok or frying pan, heat the oil and add the garlic and onion. Next add the chopped broccoli, red pepper and carrot and saute for a few minutes until they start showing their true colors.

Step 3

In a small bowl, mix together 2 teaspoons of the oriental noodle flavor packet (this is a little less than 1 of the 2 packets you will have), the soy sauce, the water, and the sriracha to taste.

Step 4

Add the noodles to the veggies and pour on the sauce. Mix thoroughly. Add the peanuts and pepper. Cook for a few more minutes. Serve with some soy sauce and sriracha to taste and enjoy!

Jake switched to a plant based diet in 1996 and quickly realized he had no idea how to cook. All these years later and he's still trying to figure it out...

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