You know ramen: a pantry classic loved by kids, college students, and adults alike. This is ramen 2.0. This tasty ramen stir fry will take classic ramen to the next level with a few simple ingredients.
Makes 2 servings
- 1 ramen package of your choice (you will discard the seasoning packet)
- 3/4 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 3/4 tablespoon crunchy peanut butter
- 1 cup fresh broccoli (frozen broccoli works too)
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Pepper to taste
- Optional: Top with red chili flakes or lime juice
- Boil a small pot of water for the ramen. Boil another pot of water to steam your broccoli in step 5.
- Follow the cooking directions on the ramen package to cook the noodles. Discard the seasoning packet.
- Drain the cooked ramen and set it aside.
- Cut your fresh broccoli into small pieces, or florets.
- Steam the broccoli florets until tender. You can also boil them. If you have frozen broccoli, you can also microwave them following the directions on the package.
- Add the oil to a medium sized pan over medium heat.
- When the oil is hot, add the cooked noodles, crunchy peanut butter, low sodium soy sauce, and broccoli.
- Toss the ingredients together with tongs until the peanut butter melts and coats the noodles (about 3-5 minutes).
- Did you know that steaming vegetables instead of boiling them can help retain their nutrients? Nutrients will leach into the water when they are boiled. The longer something is boiled, the more nutrients are lost to the water.
- You can also top this dish with siracha or hot sauce for some spice, but note that the sodium in either sauce will add to the sodium count for this dish.
- Note that the ramen nutrition facts label states that 1 package of ramen is 2 servings. Therefore, we made our recipe 2 servings as well. We recognize that sometimes people may eat the entire package of ramen as 1 serving. Here are the two nutrition facts panels side by side so you can make an informed decision about how much you eat. Please note that there was limited information regarding the amount of sodium in the noodles. Therefore, the nutrition facts label may not accurately represent the sodium content of the recipe.
Note: Nutrition facts label does not include potential sodium content from the ramen noodles themselves (without the seasoning). This information was not available.