My Basic Noodle Bowl (With Variations)
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- Ready In:
- 3 ounces ramen noodles (hold on to the seasoning packet. you may need some of it)
- 2 -3 2 -3 ounces cooked chicken, sliced thin or 2 -3 ounces cooked shrimp
- 2 2 cups chicken broth (the meat you use will determine which broth you choose) or 2 cups vegetable broth (the meat you use will determine which broth you choose)
- 1 1⁄2 1 1/2 cups bok choy (alone or combined) or 1 1/2 cups bean sprouts (alone or combined)
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
- 1 hard-boiled egg (optional)
- 1 -2 tablespoon soy sauce, to taste
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil (to taste)
- grated fresh ginger (optional)
- red pepper flakes (optional)
- Put vegetables (except cilantro and green onions) of your choice and whichever broth you are using in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Break up packaged noodles and add to the boiling broth - reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute.
- Add thinly sliced cooked beef, pork,, chicken or shrimp.
- Add the sesame seed oil, ginger if using and soy sauce to taste.
- Cook 1 minute more.
- Taste the broth and add some of the seasoning packet until you are happy with the taste.
- Empty the contents of the saucepan in to a bowl and sprinkle with cilantro (if using) and green onions.
- I like to add a hardboiled egg that has been quartered.
- Slurp and enjoy!
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If I could give it 10 stars I would.<br/>My variation using your method~2 cups chicken broth, 2 cups chicken stock, 2 T. tamari, 1 T. minced garlic, 1 t finely grated ginger, 1 t red chili pepper flakes, 1 t rooster sauce, 1/4 t dark sesame oil, 1/2 a cooked pork butt steak sliced uber thin, 5 mushrooms sliced thin, 1 small red pepper slivered, cut chives for garnish and believe it or not, 2 cups cooked spatzel which worked out to be a fantastic choice. Will I make this again? Keith asked if we had all the ingredients to make it for lunch tomorrow, so yes I will. Again and again and ... Thank you for posting this recipe!
This was a great lunch today, especially since I was freezing my fanny off after walking the dog! I used leftover chicken, shredded carrots, broccoli and onions. It is a great recipe for cleaning up little bits of leftovers and comes together very fast. Will definitely make again. I think I could get two servings out of this as I was so stuffed afterwards. Thanks for the recipe K9, will make it again for sure!