Ramen noodles are popular because this food is inexpensive, easy to store, and quick to prepare. In addition, this food is highly versatile and can be paired with tons of different flavors.

Generally, generally package the dried noodles in a plastic wrapper. Once purchased, consumers place the noodles in a pan of boiling water with the enclosed flavor packet to make a basic recipe and though there are a variety of flavor packets to choose from many have found ways to add other ingredients that transform the noodles from college staple into haute cuisine.

Recipe One: Ramen Noodles with Shrimp and Vegetables
Ingredients

  • Shrimp flavored ramen noodles
  • Fresh or frozen shrimp
  • Snow peas
  • Green onion

Begin by cooking the ramen according to the instructions on the back of the back (place noodles in boiling water for 3 minutes, remove from heat, and add the flavor packet).

While the water is boiling, toss in the shrimp and vegetables. You can use either frozen or flavored shrimp for this recipe – just be sure to clean any fresh shrimp before using them. For those looking for food that will keep, frozen shrimp are now available in most supermarkets at great prices.

Cooking the ingredients slowly and for a few extra minutes, until most of the water has boiled away, creates a thick and delicious meal. Additionally, adding some hot sauce or sweet chili sauce will enhance the flavor profile.

Recipe Two: Broccoli and Chicken Noodles
Ingredients

  • Chicken flavored ramen noodles
  • Small broccoli florets
  • Chicken breast
  • Cooking oil

Cooks can chop up boneless chicken to stir-fry in a skillet with a small amount of oil. While the chicken is cooking in the saucepan, cook the ramen noodles accordings to the instructions on the packet.

After the boneless chicken is thoroughly cooked, the hot boiled ramen noodles should be added carefully to the skillet. Next, place small broccoli florets on top of the hot noodles and chicken. Pour a small amount of water in the pan while turning up the heat slightly to cook the broccoli. After a few minutes of steaming, this quick dish is ready to serve.

Recipe Three: Beef Stroganoff Ramen Noodles
Ingredients

  • Beef flavored ramen noodles
  • Ground beef
  • Stroganoff sauce
  • Fresh or canned mushrooms

Begin this hearty meal by cooking lean ground beef. As the ground beef is cooking, boil ramen noodles that have a beef flavored packet, and once done strain them and pour the noodles into the ground beef. Once done, pour in a jar of ready-made stroganoff sauce while gently heating the mixture.

Chopped fresh or canned mushrooms added to the stroganoff will make this dish exceptionally tasty.

Recipe Four: Cheesy Ramen Noodles
Ingredients

  • (Your choice) flavored ramen noodles
  • Milk
  • Margarine
  • Cheddar, colby, or mozzarella cheese

A budget priced meal is easy with ramen noodles from the kitchen cupboard. Boil the noodles in hot water without adding the flavor packet. Completely drain the ramen noodles before adding a small amount of milk and margarine. Gently stir the noodles while sprinkling grated cheese on the mixture.

Any type of cheese that melts nicely is acceptable for this quick meal – cooks can use cheddar, colby, mozzarella, or a blend of cheeses for a unique flavor.

Recipe Five: Cold Ramen Noodles with Tuna
Ingredients

  • (Your choice) flavored ramen noodles
  • Frozen peas
  • Mayonnaise
  • Water packed tuna

First, cook ramen noodles and a small amount of frozen green peas together, without a flavor packet. Next, rinse off the hot ramen noodles and peas with icy cold water. When the mixture is completely chilled, add a small amount of mayonnaise (a tablespoon should do it) and a drained can of water packed tuna.

This is an easy ramen noodle meal perfect for a hot summer day.

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