Pretty much everyone has either heard of or tried the packaged instant Ramen noodles sold in virtually every quick stop hop or grocery store in the U.S. (If you haven’t, I am not really sure what to say to you. Perhaps you should go try some.) Ramen/ Oodles of Noodles is pretty much the camping/ college food.
As much as I like Ramen on its own, I do try to figure out ways to spruce it up from time to time. A couple of nights ago, Dan and I realized that once again we had some vegetables that we needed to use up and I didn’t have a lot of time to make a fancy dinner. So while browsing the pantry I came across chicken flavored Ramen. First thought- gross with veggies. Second thought- oh. Don’t use the flavor packet. Duh.
I cut up some yellow onion, half a clove of garlic, diced carrots, a portabella cap, and half of a yellow squash. I found some Soy Sauce and sesame seeds. In a my deep frying pan (I do not have a Wok), I sauteed the veggies, onion, and garlic (using some soy sauce and oil). While doing that I cooked the Ramen according to the instructions on the packaging, but I did not use the flavor packet. After the veggies were soft, I drained the Ramen and added it to my pan (med.-low heat). As I cooked them, I added a little more oil and more soy sauce for flavoring (the oil helps the noodles not the stick to your pan). I added the sesame seeds at the end.
This is very quick! You can use up some of those veggies in your fridge/ counter without having to spend a lot of time cooking! Yum!