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Homemade Ramen

So family dinner at my parent’s was cancelled on Sunday.  All of the sudden, I had an extra meal to plan.  Troy and I both had an allergy attack or something (I refuse to admit to being sick because I don’t allow myself to get sick), and it was a “rode hard, put away wet” kind of situation.  Both of us were hurting.

One of us was barely able to sit on the couch without falling asleep.

One of us had to prepare meals, keep the house running, and wrangle the rug rat.

I’ll allow you to make the assumption on who would be whom in this situation.

What we needed was a quick meal that was delicious, nourishing, and easy enough to throw together.  We needed some ramen.  But we didn’t need the 2,700 mg of sodium.

Homemade Ramen
-Chicken broth (try homemade)
-2 green onions, diced
-1 tsp sesame oil
-1/2 tsp soy sauce
-Noodles of choice.  I used something called “Somen”.
-Cooked meat if desired

1) In a pot, bring your chicken broth to a boil.  Add the soy sauce and sesame oil.  Then the noodles.  Cook for 3 minutes for “al dente” noodles, or 4 minutes for a more thoroughly cooked noodle.


2) Meanwhile, slice your green onions and meat.

3) Pour your soup in a bowl, and top with green onions, and meat (if desired).

Now, I can guarantee this is a 10 minute healthy meal that you’ll love and will warm your body and fill your belly.  I cannot guarantee that this will stop your husband from whining and sleeping until 10 am.

This is soup.  It’s not a miracle.

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27 comments on “Homemade Ramen”

  1. You sound like me… My friends ask me if I’m feeling ill, and I tell them no, just a bit off. I will not own up to being sick unless I’m like, 5 days into a bronchitis infection (like 2 years ago). Though then again, I’m not sick. At that point, I’m just dying.

    The soup looks amazing. Is that just regular cooked ham? I’ve been having a very unusual and terrible luck finding ham to use, so I stopped using ham all together.

    • Our local butcher makes this specialty ham called “honey ham nugget” and it tastes exactly like BBQ pork from a Chinese restaurant. It’s precooked (smoked), so all I have to do it slice it and put it on the soup! It’s delicious.

  2. Dear Sarah,
    I love you, and your blog, and will probably love this soup.


  3. So excited to try this…ramen tempts me everytime I walk by it in the grocery store…

  4. I also have no h… however I DO love reading your blog and I also appreciate anyone who, (like me), incorporates hefty doses of sarcasm into their blogging. Whoever said sarcasm is a cruel form of humor was obviously… not funny.

  5. I absolutely love your blog. Hope your feeling better.

  6. What is it about men that makes their illness like 10 times worse?
    I am really excited to try this ramen. I have been wanting ramen for a while, but I didn’t want the sodium or the chemicals that you find in the packaged stuff. So excited to try this recipe.

  7. um ditto. to the sodium engorged Ramen noodles (ick) and to the currently sick/whiney husband. If only I didn’t already spend way too much at the grocery store this week, and already threw out the leftover chicken broth I used in a recipe last night. Although, he probably is going to ask me to get him some sprite and cranberry juice- his need to feel better drink of choice- by the end of the day.

  8. (Laughing myself silly)~~ we just went through this at my house too… are those soba noodles? Is there a difference? The soup looks good, I just made a big pot of turkey vegetable with everything-you-can-inmagine- thrown in…(leftover wild and brown rice, leftover turnip greens cooked with bacon and onions, leftover small bowl of vegetable soup), carrots, celery, onion, garlic, and a jar of homecanned turkey and broth.

    Thinking about making a meatloaf today, because I’m feelig better and want some smashed potatoes. (Meatloaf legitimizes smashed potatoes, in case you don’t know). I actually just want some comfort food in general. It’s 10 degrees here, with a wind chill of 1.

    Love your blog. Friend of mine has a shirt that says, “Sarcasm- just another service I offer.”

    • I have no idea if they’re actually soba noodles, but they felt much thinner and lighter. I have soba noodles at home already, but I wanted something closer to an actual ramen noodle.

      Mmmmm, smashed potatoes!

  9. This looks awesome! Thanks!

  10. Hilarious. This so reminds me of when we are both sick at the same time. Or when I have to be sick and take care of the three kids for a week and he comes home from his business trip with the sniffles and sleeps for 2 days. SERIOUSLY guys! Suck it up.

  11. My husband spent TWO DAYS curled up in the recliner moaning under a pile of blankets with his “Terrible sickness”. Didnt.move.a.muscle.
    I handled the house, both kids (2 and a newborn), errands, etc., plus babied him the entire time. 2 days later, I came down with the same bug. Puked once, had a heartache, felt kind of sore, and still managed to do all of the above.

    Bunch of babies, these men!

    • Troy threw his back out 8 days after Jack was born. I had to take him, by myself to get circumcised, and then rush back to to take care of a screaming baby. And Jack too! ;-D

      Not to mention, I had a busted up britney, was wearing a pad the size of a sleep number bed in my underwear, and couldn’t quite figure out how my boobs worked.

      Good times.

    • Laughing so hard right now! You slay me.

      -Ohio Girl

  12. Thank you for coming through for me! I often forget that while the Internet is a great thing and has opened a lot of doors for me, it can also be an absolutely terrible place. And today was one of those days, so I thought, “Maybe Sarah has something useful and/or hilarious written up today.” Turns out, I was right. When I saw “Mangina” in the title, I immediately started laughing.

    Thank you.

    PS I also really do like the recipe, but I think the comfort came from the post, not from the soup for me today.

  13. ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!! I have had my “deep down belly laugh for the day, thank you very much. I almost spit my coffee out when I read the “title”. I had people down my hall at work asking “What’s so doggone funny?!!?!?! This will be a giggle day for sure! Thanks Sarah!

  14. You inspired me to make ramen for dinner last night! I added a spoonful of miso paste to the chicken broth, some bonito flakes, spinach, mushrooms, onions and cracked an egg in at the last minute to poach it. Pretty tasty.

  15. Hey there. I’m a college student who is teaching himself how to cook all his favorite foods to save money. First off, thanks for posting this and giving me the inspriation to finally try it, but this recipe was a little harder than it’s made out to be.

    The reason why is because there is no measurment for how much broth should be used in the pot, and no estimate of how much noodles should be used in comparison to the broth. So I ended up with no soup and all noodles. The broth had “dried up” when I was done with the cooking.

    You should add a distinct measurement for how much broth should be used as well as how many noodles.

    • Hey! I don’t have the measurements on there because everyone is so different. If you had four packages of ready made ramen, and four people, you’d see four very different bowls produced. I used to eat mine almost dry, whereas someone I went to school with loves hers with enough broth to kill and elephant.

      The best part about cooking is learning what YOU like, and how you like it. It might take a bit more experimenting, but personalizing something for your tastes is a reward in and of itself!

    • I see. Thanks for the speedy reply. I’m definitely in the “enough broth to kill a small dog” category. Next time I think I’ll try a full box of broth and half a pack of noodles, rather than the other way around (lol). Back to the drawing board.