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5 Easy Ramen Recipes to Make At Home

An increasing number of individuals realize that ramen is far more than the dry noodles with flavour packets that you can purchase at the store with your spare cash.

Asian noodle soup in a black bowl

However, although people are becoming accustomed to excellent authentic ramen, preparing it at home remains a challenge.

Everybody Loves Noodles

Noodles have a lengthy history in Japan, as well as the rest of the globe. Everyone who loves ramen would likely also want to learn everything to know about Soba vs. Udon. These two dishes are also Japanese noodle staples. 

From exquisite hot broths to soft-boiled egg toppings, a plethora of creative Japanese recipes solidifies the love for the simple noodle. 

Simple Homemade Ramen Recipes

While you may be used to getting your ramen at neighbourhood shops, the reality is you could create your ramen meal at home. 

Some recipes may be prepared in as little as 20 minutes. Are you intrigued? Following are some simple ramen recipes that you can easily make at home.

Ramen soup

1. Tonkotsu Ramen

Tonkotsu ramen is a gastronomic treat, with its creamy broth bursting with umami taste, springy noodles, and garnishes. 

While Tonkotsu may appear to be a complicated meal with many components, this straightforward broth recipe will help you create your homemade ramen version. 

In a large pot, bring the pig bones to a boil over high heat. After the bones have been cooked, drain them and clean away any black colouration to achieve the light milky colour. Set aside. 

Sauté yellow onion, green onion, and ginger in a pan until aromatic. Add the aromatic mixture and bones to the soup pot. 

After 20 minutes of boiling and skimming, cover the pot for 6 hours. Allow the broth to cool overnight after straining through a mesh strainer. This will be the base for your ramen.  

2. Miso Ramen

Being one of the most common types of ramen, this recipe for Miso Ramen is perfectly prepared with meat broth and topped with pork belly. You can prepare delectable ramen broth in half an hour.

Pour sesame oil into a saucepan on a medium-low fire. Bring in the minced garlic, ginger, and shallot and cook, often stirring, until aromatic. 

Raise to medium heat and stir in the meat. Sauté until the meat loses its pink colour. 

Mix in the miso and bean paste. Combine well with the meat as soon as possible to prevent them from burning. Stir in the crushed sesame seeds and sugar. 

Pour in the sake and chicken stock, then bring the broth to a boil. Taste the broth and season with salt as desired. 

Plate your cooked noodles with this delectable miso broth. Garnish with pork belly on top. Serve with a sprinkling of scallions and sesame seeds. 

3. Shrimp Ramen

Instant ramen noodles may be enhanced with blanched shrimp and bacon to create a savoury, smoked broth with a smooth flavour. This recipe takes less than 20 minutes to cook. 

Cook the bacon in a medium pan over medium-high flame until browned. Remove the bacon and its fat from the pan and sauté some garlic until golden brown and aromatic. 

Throw in the mushrooms and cook for an additional six minutes, or until thoroughly browned. Add the chicken stock and bring it to a boil. 

Season the broth with soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce.

Add in the ramen noodles and cook for about two minutes. Turn off the heat and add the blanched shrimp. Allow it to stand for a couple of minutes.

Serve garnished with chives and browned bacon.

4. Chicken Ramen 

This chicken ramen recipe is done simply, with a delicious broth, fresh vegetables, heaps of noodles, and a soft-boiled egg. Based on authentic Japanese ramen, but prepared in less than an hour. 

In a big saucepan, pour and heat the oil over medium-high heat. Bring in ginger and garlic and cook until tender. Mix in the soy sauce and mirin, simmer for a minute. 

Pour in the chicken stock and cover the pan and bring to a boil. Remove the cover and simmer the broth for five minutes. Add shitake mushrooms. 

Cook for another 10 minutes on low heat, then add salt for more flavour. 

Pour this tasty chicken broth into your cooked noodles. Top with sliced soft-boiled egg and roasted chicken breast. Sprinkle with scallions and serve. 

5. Quick Homemade Vegetable Ramen 

This simple homemade ramen will take your regular ramen to the next level. This dish is made even more tasty, nutritious, and warm with the addition of fresh vegetables and herbs. 

In a deep pan, put the sesame oil on medium-low heat. Toss in the garlic and ginger, cook until they're soft and aromatic.

Mix in the vegetable broth and water, bring to a low simmer. Then add the mushrooms and cook for another 10 minutes.

Add the instant noodles to the boiling broth and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Mix in the scallions until everything is well combined. Take the pan away from the heat, then add kale and carrots. Garnish with soft and silky egg.

Conclusion

These are easy-to-cook ramen recipes you can have at home. With a few minutes of preparation and cooking, you can have delicious and homemade ramen.

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