Switch up your ramen routine

By Brittany Valentine
Online Editor

April 4, 2013

I know what you’re thinking. “If I even just see another packet of Ramen Noodles, I’m going to be sick.” Every college student has at least one pack of noodles in their dorm, and even those who live off campus and it has made it’s way back to their cabinets. But believe it or not, all you need is a few simple twists to that ordinary college staple to make a meal that actually sounds appetizing. So next time you go food shopping, you may not have to think twice about picking up a pack of Ramen. Next time you have some random ingredients around. Don’t be afraid to get creative whether it is with one of these recipes or experimenting to find one of your own!

Ham and Cheese Ramen
Hopefully there is still some leftover ham from Easter for you to use in this comfort food recipe!

Ingredients:
1 package of noodles with seasoning packet.
1 cup of diced ham
1 cup of diced cheese

1. Boil package of noodles with seasoning packet.
2. Drain noodles and stir in diced ham and cheese.
3. Cover the saucepan and allow to sit for 5 minutes so cheese can melt.

Recipe courtesy of rasmussen.edu

Sopa Mexicana de Ramen
Ingredients:
1 package of chicken flavored ramen
Taco Seasoning (You can purchase a packet but you won’t need all of it)
1-14 ounce can of chicken broth (water works as well)

1. Pour chicken broth into saucepan with taco seasoning to taste. Stir to dissolve.
2. Heat to boiling while stirring.
3. Add noodles and seasoning packet to saucepan and cook until tender
4. Let stand three minutes and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of mattfischer.com

Hella Broke Ramen Tacos
That’s actually the title, desperate times can come to bearable measures!

Ingredients:
1 package of beef ramen noodles
Taco seasoning
3 Taco shells per pack of ramen
1 teaspoon butter per pack of ramen

1. Warm taco shells according to box directions.
2. Cook ramen to preferred softness and drain.
3. Stir in 1 teaspoon of butter per pack of ramen into warm noodles. Use 1/2 amount of ramen flavoring you prefer, and then add that same amount of seasoning. Fill taco shell and enjoy.

Recipe courtesy of mattfischer.com

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