Cheater's Spicy Miso Ramen
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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!
Ingredients
  • 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*
Instructions
  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.
Notes
*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!
Recipe by hungrygirlporvida.com at http://www.hungrygirlporvida.com/blog/2016/05/04/cheaters-spicy-miso-ramen/