- 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.
- 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
- 2 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
- 1 Carrot
- 1 Red Pepper
- 1 Head of Brocolli
Cook the noodles in a pot of boiling water, strain and rinse thoroughly with water before setting aside.
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.
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.
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!
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