Ramen may not be the healthiest snack around, but with a few simple steps and tasty additions, it can be both quick and pretty good!
Why Not Just Cook Ramen in One Pot?
Ramen is a very simple snack to prepare, right? You just put it in a pot with a couple of cups of water, toss in the flavor packet and boil it for three minutes! Right?
Well, you could do it that way if you wanted cloudy broth filled with the waxy coating that holds the noodles in that classic square shape in the packaging. You could do it that way if you wanted the noodles to soak up the salt in the broth causing them to be salty and the broth to be bland.
To avoid these problems, I use two pots when cooking ramen. I cook the noodles in one pot for 2 minutes, strain and rinse them and then add them to the second pot to finish cooking for one minute. Remove the pot from the heat and then stir in the flavor packet for one minute. This results in cleaner, clearer, more flavorful broth and tastier noodles.
That's the simple iteration of this cooking method. To make it better, I also add some dehydrated veggies, a bit of sesame oil to the broth and a pat of butter to the noodles and veggies. In the photos below, I show you how!