I feel like ramen is a dish that has exploded in the food industry lately. Ramen restaurants are opening up more and more or restaurants are featuring ramen as a signature dish. And there is a reason, it’s because ramen is amazing. Especially during the winter months. There is nothing more comforting than a big bowl of ramen during a cold day. The great thing about it is that it is so customizable.
Now just in case you are wondering, I’m not talking about the pre-packaged ones like we all used to eat as kids. You know the microwavable kind with the powdered beef or chicken seasoning that is full of more sodium than you should consume in a 3 day period. No, I’m talking about homemade ramen with all kinds of vegetables and meats, added to a delicious vegetable, miso, or bone broth. There are so many endless possibilities.
I was introduced to traditional Japanese ramen by my brother in law. We were visiting him one weekend and he took me and my husband to a ramen restaurant and I have been hooked ever since! Unfortunately, we don’t live close to any ramen restaurants and most places don’t offer gluten free ramen. So when I stumbled across a company that sells gluten free ramen noodles, I just had to re-create the amazing ramen dish I first enjoyed.
Easy Ramen For One
I decided to create this recipe for one person because this is how I make it at home. Ramen is that easy dish you make if you need a comfort meal or the meal you make when you want to binge Netflix for hours. It’s not usually a meal you make for multiple people. However, if your family loves a good ramen dish, you can click on the scale button on the recipe tab to 2x or 3x to increase the recipe.
Now before you attempt to make this delicious recipe, let me share with you some tips for a really great ramen.
1. Use a good bone broth
The bone broth is one of the stars of this dish. If you use a bone broth without great flavor or it is filled with sodium, your ramen will not taste good. Most farmers markets sell great bone broth made with local ingredients but if you need a quick bone broth, my favorite store bought brand is Kettle and Fire chicken bone broth. This bone broth is super flavorful, full of protein, its sodium content is not too high, it’s affordable and you can find it at most grocery stores.
2. A high quality oil is key
The oil used for this recipe brings out the flavor in the broth. So it’s important that the oil is a good quality. I use extra virgin olive oil infused with truffles. The truffle flavor makes the dish so much for flavorful. You can use any truffle oil but it can be expensive. Olive oil infused with truffles is much more affordable. Here is where you can order it.
3. Don’t over-salt the broth
Since the bone broth already contains some salt, you don’t have to add much to get the right amount of flavor. I like to drink the broth after I have eaten all the noodles. However, it will be harder to enjoy if it is over salted. So taste test before adding too much. I recommend 1/2 tsp salt if using the Kettle and Fire bone broth brand. If you are using a different brand, use less salt.
Easy Ramen For One
- In a medium size pot, bring bone broth to a boil with frozen edamame. Make sure to watch closely, it will boil over fast.
- Once bone broth is boiling, add the ramen noodles, lemon juice, and salt.
- Use a fork to break up the noodles once they are tender.
- Allow to boil until noodles are al dente (or cooked how you like)
- Pour ramen into a bowl. Add in the olive oil with truffles and siracha and stir. Top with green onion and cheese if using.