D.I.Y. YUMMY Ramen!!

Calling all Ramen lovers!  Check this out!

Instead of this:

DatRamenGuyBehindYou

Try this:

ramen in a jar

Not being fond of hyper processed foods, I was thrilled to stumble upon this!  I like to make my own food, but don’t like it to take a lot of time.

This concept fit the bill, perfectly, for lunches.  What it boils down to is basic:

  1. Select a seasoning profile.  Could be any of these or your own favorite:
    • Miso and ginger
    • Garlic and vegetables
    • Ginger and sesame
    • Coconut and ginger
    • Any combination of
      • Sea salt/black pepper
      • Tamari
      • Miso
      • Kimchi
      • Sauerkraut
      • Chili flakes
      • Tomato sauce
      • Garlic
      • Onion
      • Soup base
  1. Decide on a protein source:
    • Slivered chicken breast
    • Diced cooked beef
    • Beef or other jerky, diced
    • Hard-boiled egg
    • Beans, cooked
    • Quinoa, cooked
    • Lentils (so yummy!!)
  1. Pick out your veggies (1/2 of the total finished product!)
    • Raw Veggies:
      • Carrots, shredded
      • Onions, thin sliced or diced
      • Celery, thin sliced
      • Pepper, thin sliced or diced
      • Zucchini, matchsticks
      • Garlic clove, thin sliced
      • Scallions or Shallots, thin sliced
      • Mushrooms, thin sliced
      • Cabbage, shredded
      • Spinach or other green, julienned
    • Cooked veggies;
      • Small broccoli or cauliflower florets
      • Cubes of root veggies
  1. Add Noodles or a grain (par-cooked)
    • Any Asian noodle
    • Spaghetti or fettucine
    • Brown rice
    • Bulgur or barley

Place seasoning in bottom of jar then add protein.  Top with veggies.  Cover. Keep cold.  At lunchtime, fill with boiling water and let sit for a minute or two.  Enjoy!!

Try these fabulous recipes from Goop  or Serious eats.  Build enough of these jars to have several times during the week.  Keep refrigerated 5 – 7 days.

Let me know your favorite combination!

ramen jars

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