Poor Mans Oriental Soup

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Rustic Belle

College... Those were the days. By the time I graduated, I was a world class chef when it came to giving Ramen noodles a flair and gourmet taste! Of several, there is one recipe that I still enjoy. Its amazing what masterpeices you can make with a few simple and cheap ingredients. This soup can be modified to fit your taste and is simple and cheap enough that you can experiment with any thing you please- just open your fridge and let your mind go wild!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (3 ounce) package ramen noodles (brand isnt specific nor is the flavor, although I like oriental)
  • 2 -3 tablespoons fresh chives (chopped)
  • 1 -2 egg
  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 -3 sliced mushrooms
  • 3 -4 cups boiling water (depending on how much broth or flavor strength you prefer)


  1. Add noodles (set flavor packet aside) to boiling water and let boil over medium heat for 2 minutes, stir.
  2. Add egg, stir and boil for 1 minute.
  3. Add mushrooms, soy sauce, sesame oil and flavor packet to soup. Cook for 1 minute over low heat.
  4. Cook until desired noodle texture is obtained (2-3 minutes).
  5. Garnish with chives before serving- Enjoy!

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