Brooke from Cheeky Kitchen shares an updated veggie-filled version of a college staple, without losing the college budget.
Are you on the search for something quick, fresh, and healthy? We’ve got you covered! This quick and simple ramen bowl uses budget-friendly packets of premade ramen, tosses them with on-sale, in-season veggies (Bonus tip: mushrooms are always in season), and serves itself up quick, for just about $1 per bowl. Now, that is one dinner you need in your life every day!
I’ve been delighted (and slightly obsessed) with the mealtime wonder that is packet of ramen. Like a blank canvas, it’s the perfect way to start tons of quick meals, and the best part is…it costs just pennies per serving!
If you’ve always thought of ramen as a cheap college eat, it’s time to rethink this affordable, accessible mealtime starter! This easy recipe will have you happily slurping down noodles and perfectly steamed mushrooms, asparagus, and a simple poached egg in just seven minutes!
Seven-Minute Spring Ramen Bowl
Start with premade Udon noodles or packets of ramen. Both options will yield a bowl of warm, light soup in seven minutes flat.
- 1 packet ramen, chicken flavored
- ½ cup asparagus spears, cut to 3” length
- 1 ½ cup sliced mushrooms
- 2 ½ tablespoon sesame, avocado, or olive oil
- ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
- 2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoon scallions
- 2 tablespoons cilantro
1. In a medium pot, cook ramen according to package directions. One minute before ramen is done, toss asparagus spears in to the pot. Transfer to two bowls. Add mushrooms and oil to the pot. Turn stove burner to medium-high heat. Spread mushrooms flat on the bottom of the pot, sprinkle with lemon pepper, and cook until golden brown. Transfer mushrooms to soup bowl.
2. Add 2 cups of water to pot. Bring to a boil. Add vinegar to boiling water, then gently crack one egg on each side of the pot. Immediately turn off burner, but leave the pot on the hot burner.
3. Use a fork to gently pull the eggs whites toward the center of your egg, giving it a nice round shape. Allow eggs to sit in hot water for 4 minutes, then use a large slotted spoon to gently remove and place one egg on top of each ramen bowl. Garnish bowls with chopped scallions and cilantro. Serve immediately and enjoy!