Homemade Ramen Noodles

There are, actually, many things I miss from my SAD days. For the most part, though, I feel better and therefore don’t worry about much of that.  But when I read that I could, generally, recreate the taste of Ramen Noodles without all the yucky stuff I got very excited!

This recipe is easy, fast, and completely adaptable.  I used what I had on hand and feel pretty confident that if I made it again it would be very different.  To me the musts are the noodles and the sauce.  The rest can be changed out.  I think you could make this soy free by using coconut aminos and leaving out the tempeh but I might need some guidance to make sure that’s true.

Some other things I think would be good in here include (but are not limited to): peppers, leeks, broccoli, cauliflower… If you try it I’d love to hear what you put in it!

One last note.  I know ramen is really supposed to be a soup but I’ve never liked it that way.  I always cooked it as the soup and then just ate the noodles and I find myself doing that now.  So whichever way you like your ramen, enjoy!

Easy Homemade Ramen 

6.5 oz package of rice sticks (or bean thread noodles if you want)

8 cups veggie stock (or water with veggie bouillon)

1 carrot cut into small slices

8 oz mushrooms, sliced

4 oz tempeh, diced

1/4 & 1/8 cup Braggs Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce)

1 tbsp Italian seasoning (I know…but it works here!)

3 tbsp dried/dehydrated onion

1 tsp garlic powder

Bring the stock to a boil.  Add the noodles and the veggies & tempeh.  Let cook between 4 and 5 minutes or until your noodles are soft.  Turn off the stove.  Add the rest of the ingredients and let everything hang out together for about 5 minutes.  Serve warm as a soup or as noodles and veggies.

Having really cool kid chopsticks like I have is, of course, completely optional!

This post is dedicated to my friend Megan at Maid in Alaska because every time I think of cellophane noodles now, I think of her!


3 responses to this post.

  1. I love any kind of noodle recipes, especially thin rice noodles!! Love the chopsticks too…an awesome meal!


  2. Awesome! Love this idea…


  3. Posted by Stefanie on March 12, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Looks like a great meal. I think It looks tastier with little broth and more noodles.


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