Worldly Recipes: Ramen

Worldly Recipes: Ramen

The first time I tried this delectable Japanese dish was when Furious Spoon opened in Wicker Park, which is only a twenty minute walk from our apartment.  We were instantly hooked and decided we needed to learn how to make it at home.  Now, ramen is one of my go-to recipes during the week.  The ingredients are relatively cheap and it’s quick and easy to make.  Mike and I have the process down to a science, and it only takes about 25 minutes for us to pull it all together.

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This recipe makes about five to six servings, which is perfect for dinner plus leftovers for lunch.  One of the great things about this recipe is that it’s very versatile and can be changed to fit all tastes and flavors.  Here’s my favorite version:

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Ingredients:

  • (2) 32oz packages of 50% Less Sodium Beef Broth
  • (1) Pound of Short Rib
  • (4) Packages of Ramen Noodles
  • (1) Orange Pepper
  • (2) Cups Mushrooms (I use the stir fry mix from Mariano’s)
  • (1) Bunch of Radishes
  • (1) Bunch of Green Onions
  • (2) Baby Bok Choy
  • (2) Cloves of Garlic
  • (1) Teaspoon Ginger Powder
  • (2) Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • (3) Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • Pepper and Sriracha to taste

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Steps:

  1. Empty the beef broth into a large pot and turn the burner on medium-high
  2. Finely chop the garlic and add to the broth, along with the ginger powder and stir
  3. Cut the beef into bite sized pieces and begin to cook in 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  4. Slice the pepper into thin slices and then cut the slices in half
  5. Slice radishes, reserve half
  6. Slice mushrooms, if they aren’t sliced already
  7. Cook the vegetables in the remaining olive oil and 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  8. While everything cooks, slice green onions and baby bok choy and set aside
  9. Once the vegetables and meet are cooked, add them into the broth using a slotted spoon
  10. Also add in a small handful of the green onions
  11. When the broth begins to boil, add in noodles
  12. Once the noodles are cooked, add in sliced bok choy and let simmer for a minute
  13. Serve in bowls and top with the raw radish, sliced green onions and sriracha
  14. ENJOY!

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Have you tried making ramen at home?  What do you like in your ramen?

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