Craving ramen at home but worried it will be too tricky? This easy ramen recipe is for you!
Ramen is one of the world’s most comforting foods. I mean, I personally think carbs are the key to life, so this shouldn’t surprise you at all ? Over the past few years, Adam and I have been on a mission to try Chicago’s best ramen spots (Wasabi is our favorite!), and he quickly started requesting that I try to make it at home. I don’t know how many times I said “I have NO IDEA how to make something this complex. It’s not happening!“
But then we made Pinch of Yum’s Coconut Curry Ramen! I loved it, but wanted it to be a little less creamy, and Adam really wanted me to try a meat element. So I started testing my own version of the recipe. Nothing worked as well as I wanted it to. Most cuts of pork I tried were really dry – and I had no interest in braising pork belly for hours.
Then my friend Kaitlin made Alison Roman’s Pork Noodle Soup and raved about it, and I realized that I could use ground pork in mine, too! I’ve been determined to make sure that I share an EASY ramen recipe, and this helped make it happen. Hurray!
If you don’t eat pork, you can omit it – but it does add some extra texture and flavor. I personally don’t eat a ton of pork myself, so I just make sure that I get more broth/veggies than meat when I plate my bowl.
easy ramen recipe
1 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp ginger, grated
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 lb ground pork
1 teaspoon curry powder
5 cups vegetable broth
1 lime, juiced
1 tsp sesame oil
4-5 cups bok choy, chopped
1 tsp fish sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
Ramen noodles (cook to order, separately)
Garnishes: extra lime, cilantro, green onion
Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add olive oil, pork, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Stir and break up the meat as it cooks, about 8-10 minutes.
Once the meat has cooked through, add broth and bring it to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add bok choy, curry powder, sesame oil, fish sauce, soy sauce and lime juice. Cook until greens are tender, another 5-10 minutes.
Cook noodles according to package.
Add noodles to a bowl. Ladle the soup over the noodles.
Garnish with extra lime, cilantro, and/or green onions.
Have you ever made ramen at home? What recipes have you loved?!
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp ginger, grated
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 lb ground pork
- 5 cups vegetable broth
- 4-5 cups bok choy, chopped
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp fish sauce (optional)
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- Ramen noodles (cook to order, separately)
- Garnishes: extra lime, cilantro, green onion
1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add olive oil, pork, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Stir and break up the meat as it cooks, about 8-10 minutes.
2. Once the meat has cooked through, add broth and bring it to a boil.
3. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Add bok choy, curry powder, sesame oil, fish sauce, soy sauce and lime juice. Cook until greens are tender, another 5-10 minutes.
5. Cook noodles according to package.
6. Add noodles to a bowl. Ladle the soup over the noodles.
7. Garnish with extra lime, cilantro, and/or green onions.
- If you want to make this vegetarian, you can leave the pork out.
- If the store doesn't have bok choy, feel free to use another sturdy green that you like (kale, mustard greens, etc).
- You can leave fish sauce out if you don't have it/can't find it!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 406Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 71mgSodium: 1302mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 7gSugar: 6gProtein: 31g
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