Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ramen with Rapini, Cilantro, and Basil

I remember a time when I had very little money and many meals consisted of instant ramen… Unfortunately, instant ramen often has a lot of sodium and is a bit carb-heavy and doesn’t provide many nutrients. So when I made ramen the other day, I only used one-third of the flavoring packet and tried to pack the meal with protein, veggies and flavorful herbs.

Ramen with Rapini, Cilantro, and Basil

Ingredients (Serves 2-3)
  • One packet ramen noodles and 1/3 of the flavoring packet
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 eggs
  • Rapini (one bunch, which is a lot!)
  • Cilantro (3-4 stems, finely chopped)
  • Basil (10 leaves, chopped)
  • Garlic (2-3 cloves, minced)
  • Salt-free “everyday seasoning blend” to taste (a few “shakes”)
What To Do:
  1. Bring two cups of water to a boil. When the water is boiling, add one-third of the flavoring packet, the noodles, rapini, cilantro, basil, garlic, and salt-free seasoning blend.
  2. Cook everything for about 3-5 minutes (until the veggies and noodles are almost done) and then add 2 eggs. I like to cook the eggs without breaking them up for about 3 minutes. That way, I can have the runny yolk coat the noodles.
  3. Serve with more cilantro on top.

We really enjoyed this simple meal. It was a nice reminder that sometimes the simplest, “forgotten” meals are truly the best…

Questions: Do you like ramen? Does it bring back any memories? What do you like to add to your ramen? 

Be Well,