Tips & Tricks

12 Surprisingly Delicious Ways To Use Basic Ramen

There may be countless delectable ways to use ramen, and we’ve rounded up twelve of the meals that can benefit most from its addition here.

Ramen is one of the most basic foods there is, and we mean that in the best possible way. It can run the gamut from the no-frills version that sustains college kids everywhere to the rich, layered umami bombs that have people lining up around the block at trendy restaurants all over the globe.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of slurping up a bowl of delicious ramen yet, you’re seriously missing out. It’s a traditionally Japanese dish, in which springy, wheat-based noodles are submerged in a meat-based broth with a whole host of possible additions including boiled egg, sliced meats, bean sprouts, seaweed, and scallions. Or, in its store-bought form, it’s a square of dried noodles that comes with an optional flavor packet that only requires the addition of water. Either way, there are devotees across the globe for these little noodles.

And just because ramen is traditionally known for its performance in soup, you shouldn’t count it out for playing a supporting role in a variety of other dishes. There may be countless delectable ways to use ramen, and we’ve rounded up twelve of the meals that can benefit most from its addition here.

1. Stir Fry
whiteonricecouple)

2. Salad Garnish
Gimme Some Oven)

3. Shepherd’s Pie
Ramepherd’s Pie.
(Image: Serious Eats)

4. Burger
Kelly Siew Cooks)

5. Mac and Cheese
The Spice Kit Recipes)

6. Frittata
Soup Addict)

7. Chicken Wings
Pop Sugar)

8. Snack Mix
The Candid RD)

9. Meatballs
The Daily Meal)

10. Lettuce Wraps
4 Little Fergusons)

11. Noodle Pancakes
Aunt Peg’s Recipe Box)

12. Cold Salad
O Happy Day)

Could you ever have imagined that ramen would be so versatile? We bet you’ll think twice the next time you see a regular old ramen packet as your mind fills up with options on how to incorporate it into a new and exciting dish!

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