Ramen Stir Fry Recipe

As a working mom, you want a weeknight meal that is easy to make and quick to arrive on the kitchen table. Nothing is worse than your stomach growling and hungry whiny kids Let's talk about one of the easiest meals you can make, regardless of how empty your stomach is. Ramen noodles are way more than a dish you at in college. It's the base of your new favorite weeknight meal This meal is also something the kids can help you with to help them get their minds off their grumbling stomachs. Here's how you and your kids can make this meal so it gets on the table even quickerMeasure and boil the right amount of waterfirst, while you unpack everyone's stuff from their day, have a kid grab a large pot and the measuring cup. Keep these cooking items in low drawers for easy kid access. Have your child fill up the pot with 7 cups of water. Yes, the package says two cups package but it's not enough to really cook the noodles (trust me). Have your kid play with the ramen noodleswhile you put the pot on the stove to boil, give your kid the ramen noodles. You could just dump the block of ramen noodles in the boiling water but it's better when the block is broken up a bit. Give your child your unopened package and have them break up the ramen noodles (yup, lots of fun). Cooking the noodle the right waybecause you are using more water than the instructions said you'll need to cook the noodles longer, set the timer for five minutes and then dare your kids to set the table before the timer goes off. At the three-minute mark, stir up the noodles to help break them up. After the timer goes off, remove the pot from the heat and drain the noodles. Select the right toppingone of the best meal shortcuts is cooking up ramen noodles and then topping it with whatever leftovers you have in the fridge. This could be chicken, pork, beef, frozen shrimp and bacon, sausage, tofu for protein. Then add frozen vegetables (or skip the meat and just do vegetables) you can use water chestnuts, snap peas, broccoli, peppers, onions, green onions and even sliced boiled egg. Make this gluten-freeif you can't eat wheat, you can't eat ramen noodles (i know, it's a real bummer). But there are alternatives ways to cook this meal gluten-free Buy rice noodles and cook them in chicken broth, a few gluten-free chicken bouillon cubes and instant dashi (found in the asian section of your local supermarket). You can opt to buy the chicken bouillon in powdered form and in this instance, boil the noodles in the chicken broth, then when stir frying sprinkle the powder until the desired taste. Please be weary if the bouillon is gluten-free or not. We use the brand herbox by hormel. Another stir fry option is to add gluten-free soy sauce and a splash of chili oil to add some heat. A great large meal made fastthis meal, regardless if you make it gluten-free or not, should take you about fifteen minutes to make. The recipe below will serve three adult-sized appetites, or two adults and two children. Updated by elizabeth mcgrory.

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Ramen Stir Fry Recipe

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Ingredients for Ramen Stir Fry Recipe Recipe

  • 1.75 cup Water
  • 1/2 Packets of ramen noodles
  • stick Non Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1.50 ounce Chicken
  • 1/4 cup Frozen vegetables of your choice
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Chicken builds muscle and strengthens bones. It delivers vital, under-consumed nutrients, such as magnesium, potassium, iron, and vitamins A, D, E and C

calories per serving
8 g Fat11 g Protein< 1 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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