How to Make Instant Ramen into a Gourmet Meal

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You don’t need to be a world class chef to whip up a gourmet meal, a simple bowl of instant ramen can quickly transform into a world class dining experience with a few simple ingredients.

Step 1: Add some crunch

How to Make Instant Ramen into a Gourmet Meal

Add some crunch to your instant ramen with finely diced cabbage or diced green onion.

Step 2: Slice up some sausage

How to Make Instant Ramen into a Gourmet Meal

Slice up some precooked sausage into discs to up the protein of the dish. Look for low-sodium alternatives to avoid a salt overload with your noodles.

Step 3: Make it incredible

How to Make Instant Ramen into a Gourmet Meal

Make your ramen incredible with a simple egg. Either hard-boil and slice the egg to add to the top of your bowl, or crack a raw egg and let it cook for a few minutes in the boiling broth to poached perfection.

Step 4: Go Asian

How to Make Instant Ramen into a Gourmet Meal

Sprinkle of moyashi sprouts or a sheet of nori and let soften for a minute. Top with precooked frozen shrimp for a seafood extravaganza.

Tip

Look for moyashi sprouts and nori sheets at your local Asian or whole foods store.

Step 5: Sprinkle with some cheese

How to Make Instant Ramen into a Gourmet Meal

Sprinkle with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese for a salty, savory bite that complements the broth.

Step 6: Make it better with butter

How to Make Instant Ramen into a Gourmet Meal

Butter up your ramen with a little pat to thicken the broth for a more creamy texture and continue to explore the possibilities of this simple Japanese meal with your own add-ins.

Did You Know?

A survey from 2000 found that Japanese people believed their country’s greatest invention of the 20th century was the instant noodle.

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