Mixed Bowl Ramen
I’ll admit it. I love ramen. The cheap bag of ramen that is pretty much in most everyone’s cupboard, office desk, or for me right now, on my desk. That great bag of Maruchan ramen, the one that costs less than fifty cents is good in itself and is a quick fix to feed the belly, but when you jazz it up a bit, well that ramen just gets so much better. So on a recent work from home day, I decided that I would make a bowl of ramen for brunch. The weird thing about working from home is that my routine gets jacked up. I start working much earlier, forget to eat breakfast, or lunch for that matter, and work much later. So this ramen did the trick during my ten o’clock lunch break.
This jazzed up ramen is so good and so easy to make that it will having you rethink that standard bag of ramen. A total upgrade in my opinion.
- 1 package of Maruchan ramen (I used beef)
- 1/2 package of ramen flavoring packet
- 1 slice of American cheese
- 1/2 jalapeno, thinly sliced
- 1/2 tbsp Furikake seasoning
- 1/2 tbsp Frank’s RedHot sauce
- 1 egg, 6 minute cook
Start by cooking your egg. Bring a small pot of water on medium-high heat. Add the egg, bring to a boil, then remove from the heat. Keep the egg in the pot for 6 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl of cold water.
Next, follow the instructions on your ramen package, and bring the noodles to a bowl. Add in half of the package of seasoning, and cook until the noodles are al dente. During this time, assemble your ramen bowl.
To the bottom of your bowl, add in the slice of American cheese, the furikake seasoning, and the RedHot. Pour in the noodles, and seasoned water, add the sliced jalapenos, and after peeling your egg, slice it in half and add to the top of the ramen.
Give the bottom a gentle mix and stir, and get your slurp on. The end result is this creamy, spicy, and punch of that awesome Japanese furikake seasoning, and that egg is just perfect on the cook time. Talk about an awesome brunch, that made my day just a little better. If you are looking to jazz up a standard bowl of ramen, give this one a shot, it’s well worth it. Hope you enjoy!
You can make that egg even better by turning it into an aji tamago. That’s Japanese for flavored egg. Once you’ve peeled the egg, seal it in a small Ziploc bag with soy sauce, water and mirin. I add a bit of garlic powder too. Keep it in the fridge until you are ready to eat. So yummy!!
Yum, I should have thought of that! I’ve done soy eggs quite a bit, and smoked eggs. I guess that one slipped by me as I was darting to get ‘back to work’. Thanks for the comment!