The Ramen Noodle Urge
After living in China and having great home made noodles in little street shops I became addicted to all kinds of noodles. You can't get away from them! But I can't just have the normal cello wrapped pack of dry noodles with included soup mix. I have to add stuff as I am sure many of you do. So here is a recipe I came up with over time that is tried and true and never disappoints.
- 2-4 packs Ramen Noodles
- bag of frozen mixed veggies
- 1/2 or whole small yellow onion
- 1/2 or full link Portuguese sausage
- one table spoon of cooking oil
- large pot
- large high-walled skillet or wok
- spatula or spoon
- kitchen knife
Begin to boil several cups of water to boil the dry ramen noodles in for later, depending on how many packs you are going to use. The more the better because the water will be discarded afterwards.
Be sure you open your package of frozen veggies and pour out about 1/2 to one cup into a bowl to thaw before hand.
Chop your onion according to how much onion you like. 2 packages of ramen? 1/4 is enough. 4 packages? 1/2 or whole if it's a really small onion.
Dice your Portuguese sausage according to how much ramen you are making. I use 1/2 for 2 noodle packages and I dice the sausage very small--about 1/4 inch pieces.
At this point add the dry ramen noodle blocks to your now boiling water. Cook for about 5 minutes or until soft.
Get your skillet hot and pour one table spoon of oil into it. Next dump your chopped ingredience into it and stir to coat all pieces of onion and sausage. After about 2-3 minutes add the thawed mixed veggies to this and stir again.
Your noodles should be close to ready now. Drain them BUT save one cup for mixing the soup base. After you have drained the noodles dump them into your skillet. Next, open your packets of soup seasoning that came with your ramen and stir into the one saved cup of hot water. Pour this into the skillet. Next measure out how many cups of water needed for how many ramen noodles you mad MINUS one cup. Pour this into the skillet, stir thoroughly and bring entire mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to a very low simmer and cover for about five minutes. Remove from heat and eat when you're ready! ENJOY