Cheater's Spicy Miso Ramen
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Serves: 1 serving
This quick, umami-rich ramen is made easy and flavorful with a combination of savory white miso paste and spicy gochujang. This is a great way to use up any random veggies in your crisper drawer!
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons white miso paste
  • 1-2 tablespoons gochujang*
  • 1 package of instant ramen noodles, seasoning packet discarded
  • about 1 cup vegetables (I used sliced mushrooms and spinach)
  • 1 scallion, sliced thinly
  • 1 boiled egg, peeled*
  • sesame seeds or furikake*
  1. Pour the water into a medium saucepan. Stir in the miso paste and gochujang (add more or less gochujang to your preferred spice level). Bring to a boil, add the noodles and any heartier vegetables (this is when I would add the mushrooms). Boil for about 3 minutes, until the noodles are just tender. Add the spinach and continue cooking until just wilted. Pour the ramen noodles and broth into a bowl and garnish with scallions and the egg. Sprinkle with sesame seeds or furikake before serving.
*Find gochujang at any Asian market, well-stocked grocery stores, and of course, online.

*Boil the egg to whatever doneness you like. I did a 7-minute egg, which makes for an egg with a soft, but not runny, center.

*Furikake is a seasoning mixture meant for sprinkling on top of rice and other foods.

Sugar snap peas, asparagus, carrots, or even corn are great additions to this ramen!
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