I go on and on about the evils of processed, pre-made "convenience" foods.
I have a confession to make...
I love Ramen noodles.
There, I said it.
I have decided to try to re-make these beloved sodium-laden noodles into new dishes.
Tonight, I made a wonderful meal!
It tastes great!
and is cheap cheap cheap!
Tastes just like fried rice, but is ready in a fraction of the time!
Ramen Fried "Rice"
- 2 (3 ounce) packages Ramen noodles (I like oriental flavor)
- 3/4 cup frozen peas
- 1 small can sliced water chestnuts (optional)
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil, divided
- 1 pinch pepper
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil (can use canola oil)
- 8 green onions, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons chopped garlic
- 1 cup diced ham, pork, cooked chicken or shrimp (optional)
- 2-3 tablespoons soy sauce
- Boiling water
- Break the noodle blocks into about 6 pieces in a bowl, sprinkle with the contents of the seasoning packets and cover with boiling water.
- Give it a stir and let soak while you prepare the rest of the recipe.
- Rinse peas with warm water to defrost.
- Beat together the eggs, 1 tsp sesame oil, pepper and set aside.
- Heat a wok or large skillet and add the peanut oil.
- Add the garlic and green onions and stir-fry for about 1 minute.
- Add meat, if using, peas, and water chestnuts and stir fry until hot, about 2-3 minutes.
- Drain the noodles well, add to the skillet.
- Drizzle with remaining 1 tsp sesame oil, stir fry for another 2-4 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Stir in the soy sauce until well distributed.
- Pour the eggs into the skillet and continue to cook and stir, until the bits of egg are cooked.
- Serve at once.
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