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You’ll hardly find a meal more convenient than a bowl of instant ramen noodles. Learn how to microwave ramen properly and you’ll have a flavorful dish ready in minutes.
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Microwave Ramen Recipe

You’ll hardly find a meal more convenient than a bowl of instant ramen noodles. Learn how to microwave ramen properly and you’ll have a flavorful dish ready in minutes.
Course Lunch
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword How to Microwave Ramen
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Izzy

Ingredients

  • 1 package ramen noodles including flavor packets etc.
  • salt-free chicken broth or cold water

Optional Additions

  • green onions minced
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • vegetables such as sliced carrots, mushrooms,
  • meat such as leftover cooked chicken or pork

Instructions

  • Open the package of ramen noodles and place into a microwave safe bowl.
  • Add the flavor packet included if desired and discard the packaging.
  • Pour in water/broth to cover.
  • Add any optional additions as desired (except for green onions, which go in at the end).
  • Microwave the ramen noodles for 1 minute on full power, followed by 30 second intervals, until steaming hot. (Note: times may vary by microwave strength, so add extra time for tabletop microwaves, and reduce time for powerful microwaves.)
  • Using oven mitts to prevent burns, carefully remove the hot ramen from the microwave.
  • Garnish with optional green onions. Serve with a large spoon and chopsticks.

Notes

  • Ramen can be high in sodium. To manage the saltiness, use salt-free broth and do not add any extra salt.
  • To go further, omit the flavor packet and use your own seasonings: 1 teaspoon soy sauce, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper, salt and pepper to taste.