Few dishes can top ramen when you want to cook to impress. In this guide, we’ll take you through the easiest way to make your own delicious ramen dish at home, as well as ways you can customize the recipe to accommodate your dietary needs and taste preferences.
Making the Best Homemade Ramen Bowls Starts With Your Shopping Cart
A make-your-own ramen shopping kit should include the following:
- Red pepper
- Sesame oil
- Green onion
- Vegetable broth
- Red curry paste
- Ramen noodles
Additional ingredient ideas for customization include:
- Shiitake mushrooms
- Bamboo shoots
- Water chestnuts
How to Make Easy Ramen Bowls at Home
You likely know ramen to be a soup of well-seasoned noodles and broth, and we’re here to tell you that making your own ramen bowl at home can be easy and straightforward. The secret? Selecting fresh noodles and concentrating on a richly flavored chicken broth.
To make a homemade ramen bowl the whole family will love, simply follow these steps:
- Saute carrots, green onions, red peppers and garlic in sesame oil over medium heat in a wide-bottomed nonstick pan until soft.
- Remove from pan and set aside.
- Boil vegetable broth in the same pot before dropping in the noodles.
- Cook noodles over high heat until they soften and break apart.
- Add the vegetables back into the mixture.
- Stir in red curry paste and reduce heat to medium.
- Let the mixture simmer for 20 minutes.
- When fully cooked, serve in a bowl and top with additional green onions.
Additional Considerations for Your Homemade Ramen Bowl
If you’d like to customize your homemade ramen bowl, you have several choices regarding toppings. You can add a drizzle of sesame seed oil, dried nori, pickled bamboo, a meat of your choice or a soft boiled egg to bring out the flavors of this classic, mouthwatering dish.
Another way to upgrade your homemade ramen bowl is to add aromatic spices like ginger. In addition to giving the dish some great flavor, ginger can be an ideal ingredient for when you’re not feeling well.
If you decide to add ginger, make sure to grate it and saute it in oil before adding it to the broth. If you’d like to add green onions as well, you can saute them with the ginger, sprinkle them uncooked on your bowl at the end or do a bit of both.
Turn Your Homemade Ramen Bowl Into a Bonding Activity
Making homemade ramen bowls are a great way to bond with family, friends or loved ones. Everyone can even create their own bowl, so they each get exactly what they like — and then you can all sit down together once the cooking is finished to enjoy the meal. Check out two of our ramen bowl recipes, Ramen with Teriyaki Chicken and Hiyashi Chuka (Cold Ramen with Tamari Sesame Sauce).