Legends! Bring your packaged ramen to the next level with this tasty ramen stir-fried you can make in under 10 minutes! Yes, you heard right! For this recipe, you can use the packaged ramen you have in your pantry and its seasoning. We add a few gut-friendly ingredients to create a tasty meal that will satisfy you.
What is a stir-fry?
Stir-frying is a Chinese cooking technique that could be compared to sautéing in the West. A small amount of oil is drizzled over high heat in a wok, or in this recipe, a pan and stirred. You can stir-fry meats, tofu, vegetables, or noodles. Stir your ingredients consistently into the oil while cooking to cook them evenly.
Is sesame oil good for you?
Sesame oil is made from pressed raw sesame see s. Sesame seeds are rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals that can cause inflammation. Moreover, sesame seeds contain 82% unsaturated fatty acids such as omega 6. Omega-6 fatty acids are crucial to ensure a healthy immune system. It can reduce heart disease and promote the production of good cholesterol. My tip? Use a good quality sesame oil for your Asian-inspired dish. It will add good fatty acids and bring a nice, almost nutty flavor.
Is kimchi good for you?
Kimchi is a Korean preparation made of seasoned and fermented vegetables, often cabbage and radish. In this recipe, we use kimchi made of cabbage. Kimchi is an excellent source of probiotics. Probiotics are beneficial to ensure the good balance of your microbiota. They are the “good bugs” in your digestive tract that can prevent inflammation and boost the immune system. Besides, kimchi adds an irresistible spicy and tangy flavor to your dishes.
- 1 package of ramen + seasoning
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ tbsp ginger, grated
- ¼ cup kimchi, thinly sliced
- ¼ cucumber, thinly sliced
- 1 scallion
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds
- Cook the ramen according to the packaging without adding the seasoning. Once cooked, discard the water.
- In a pan on medium-high, drizzle the sesame oil. Add the garlic cloves and grated ginger. Add in the cooked ramen, kimchi and seasoning. Stir well for 3 minutes.
- Top with fresh cucumber, scallion, and sesame seeds.