Thrifty Thai Ramen

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My husband and I really enjoy Asian food. We love comparing the different flavors of each culture’s food. Our best friends are twins and are half Thai. Whenever their mother visits, she makes amazing Thai food and we somehow find ourselves invited over to partake in their dinner 😉 We just happen to be conveniently in the area, and be conveniently  hungry and oh yes, we would LOVE to join you for dinner! Tina, Tia and their mother are the inspiration for this dish. Thank you for always letting us be apart of your family.

My husband was not feeling too well one weekend. We had been traveling this month due my husband’s grandfather passing away. I think due to the stress of losing a loved one, and traveling up and down Florida repeatedly, Ben started to feel a little sick. Soup is always my go-to when my husband starts feeling down, but I couldn’t find any cans in the closet and I didn’t want to spend the next hour chopping and boil ingredients. What I did find was a lonely ramen package in a back corner. So I spruced up the flavors.

Thinking about the twins, Thai flavors and a simple ramen package, I quickly created something new for my family. I have to say I was quite impressed on my quick ingenuity. Ben actually requested this meal twice more since then! Hope you enjoy it also. 🙂

 

Servings: 2 Bowls

Ingredients:

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  • 2 Ramen Packages plus seasoning packages (I used Chicken Flavored with Less Sodium)
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons minced Red Onion
  • 1 teaspoon puree Cilantro
  • 1/2 cup shredded chicken, cooked
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons of Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha, plus more for garnish
  • Peanuts or Cashews to garnish
  • Optional: two slices of Lime to garnish or squeeze into the ramen broth before serving

 

Step 1: Cook Ramen according to directions.

*My ramen called for boiling water, cook the ramen for 3 minutes and then remove it from heat. Add seasoning packages and mix to incorporate.

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Step 2: In a small saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat.

Step 3: Add garlic and onion and cook until soft.

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Step 4: Mix in cilantro and chicken. Cook until meat is warm.

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Step 5: Add chicken mixture to ramen.

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Step 6: Sprinkle salt and pepper and mix.

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Step 7: Add soy sauce and sriracha to ramen and mix. Add more soy sauce if you need it more salty. Add more sriracha if you want it more spicy.

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Step 8: Add ramen and broth to two bowls. Put to the side.

Step 9: There are two options for the eggs and it depends on your personal tastes. You can either boil the eggs for ten minutes or pan fry them. Add one egg each to a ramen bowl.

Step 10: Garnish with nuts, lime and more sriracha.

Step 11: Eat and Enjoy!

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