This is something easy, something tasty, something lazy!
Perfect for when you’re working from home. I’ve been making it probably a few times a week. Think pot noodle with a healthy makeover or the baby brother of your favourite Wagamamas ramen.
Serves 1 (can be put together the night before)
Broth – (keep in a separate little container, I use a recycled Achill Island Sea Salt jar)
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4-1/2 veggie stock cube (or 1 tsp bullion powder)
1-3 tsp tamari soy (depending on your preference)
1/2 tsp toasted sesame seed oil
Base – In the Tupperware (don’t use a glass jar since you’ll be adding boiling water, or transfer all ingredients to a bowl before heating)
1 nest of vermicelli rice noodles
1-2 chestnut mushrooms, cut super super thin
1/2 scallion, diced super thin
1/4 red chilli (if you like some heat) or pinch of red chilli flakes
A handful of seasoned tofu pieces (or cubes from a bigger block), flavoured tofu is nicest for this!
1/2 very thinly sliced carrot
You can also add a handful of sliced greens like bok choi or rainbow chard if you have them
Fresh coriander or lemon balm
Toasted sesame seeds
Simply add all broth ingredients to a little container and shake. Set aside.
Add all base and garnish ingredients to a Tupperware, if you have a bigger one there should be room to squeeze in the broth container too. (You can put the garnish in a separate container if you want to add it after, for a more aesthetically pleasing bowl).
When you want to “cook” your ramen simply add the broth ingredients to the Tupperware and add boiling water (less if you want it soup-y more for a broth).
Cover and let sit for 3-5 minutes till the mushrooms have cooked and the noodles have soaked.
Voila super delicious, super tasty lunch on the go. Its takes 5-10 mins to prep the night before and only requires boiling water to make at your desk! Feel free to play with ingredients and mix and match for what you like.
Finn is a marine scientist, an author and foodie, passionate about the environment, low impact travel and how to help people live more sustainably. Finn lives, surfs, works and plays in the little seaside town of Bundoran, Donegal on the wild west coast of Ireland.
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