I may not be in college anymore, but I’m still cookin’ on a budget. That being said, I take full advantage of any opportunity to take food from my parent’s house- like this past weekend. They’re moving so I tried to take things I knew they wouldn’t use or want to move to the next place. I found an individual package of ramen noodles and figured I could spruce them up in some way to make a good, cheap weeknight meal.
After narrowing the possibilities down, I decided to make Spicy Sriracha & Hoisin Ramen. Spicy- √, easy-√ , cheap-√ . When I come home from work on Mondays, the last thing I want to do is wait around a long time to make something. This recipe uses really simple ingredients and doesn’t require any gourmet cooking skills- all you have to know is how to boil water and how to cook a scrambled egg.
If you like pad thai, this is like a unique and easier version. Its similar because of the egg mixed in, the asian flavors, and the noodle incorporation. It even gives you some protein with that egg in there- something I seem to forget about when cooking food since I don’t eat meat a lot. Check out how easy and simple this recipe is below…
Spicy Sriracha & Hoisin Ramen: [2 Servings]
- 2 Packages Any Flavor Ramen Noodles, No Seasoning Packet
- 1 Egg
- Oil, butter, or non-stick spray to cook
- 1 tbsp. Low Sodium Soy Sauce
- 1/2 Tbsp. Sriracha
- 1/2 Tbsp. Hoisin Sauce
- 1/2 Tsp. Sugar
- 1/8 Tsp. Black Pepper
- 1/4 Red Bell Pepper, Minced
- 2 Green Onions, Chopped
- Minced Cilantro to sprinkle on top
Bring a pot of water to boiling.
While waiting for the water to boil, mix together the soy sauce, sriracha, hoisin sauce, sugar, and black pepper in a small bowl and set aside.
In a saute pan, heat oil/butter and scramble your eggs. Once the water is ready, drop in the ramen noodles and cook for 2 minutes- break up while in the water and drain once done.
Take the drained ramen and sauce and mix with the cooked eggs in the saute pan until warm. Transfer to bowl and top with peppers, onions, and cilantro.
Adapted from: The Spice Kit Recipes
If you’ve been staring at that random ramen noodle package in your cupboard- take it out and spice it up with this recipe.
Have a sweet day!