How to Microwave Instant Noodles
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time4-5 mins
Ramen noodles: the unsung heroes of your pantry, always ready to rescue you from cooking fatigue or a long day at work. But what if we told you there's a way to elevate your ramen game even further, without the wait for boiling water? Enter Anyday – your kitchen companion for quick, effortless, and perfectly cooked microwave ramen. When in doubt, check the instructions on the back of the package for a foolproof finish!
Anyday dishes are built for cooking from scratch in the microwave, freeing up time.
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All You Need to Know About Microwaving Instant Noodles
How long does it take to cook instant noodles in the microwave?
|1 3-4 oz package||2 cups (500ml) water||4-5 mins|
|2 3-4 oz packages||4 cups (1000ml) water||9 mins|
|3 3-4 oz packages||6 cups (1500ml) water||15 mins|
It typically takes around 3-4 minutes for a package of instant noodles to cook in the microwave because you don’t need to wait for the water to boil like on the stovetop. To tell when noodles are cooked through, look for bendy, plump noodles that twist easily with a fork or chopsticks. You can also test it by taking a small bite — it should be tender but not mushy.
Can you cook instant ramen in the microwave?
Yes! Instant ramen is safe to cook in the microwave and in fact, is faster and easier than cooking it on the stovetop. Use a glass microwave-safe bowl that’s deep enough to fit the ramen noodles and water to cover it, and make sure that there’s plenty of room in the dish for the starchy water to bubble up — you don’t want spills happening in your microwave! Follow our step-by-step directions for making microwave instant ramen in the microwave and serve it for a quick and delicious meal.
Do I need to boil water before I cook instant noodles in the microwave?
With Anyday, you don’t need to boil the water before cooking the ramen! Just add the noodles and water as indicated in the package and cook for the recommended amount of time. The noodles are rehydrated as the water heats up in the microwave, leaving you with a piping hot broth to mix with the seasoning packet.
Water spilling over cooking noodles in the microwave?
When it comes to cooking starchy foods like ramen noodles in the microwave, you run the risk of water spillover. The sugars found in starchy water heat up quickly and the hot, bubbling water can spill over onto the microwave plate. This may occur in powerful microwave models, such as 1200w or inverter machines. To prevent this from happening, try cooking the noodles uncovered in the microwave, or cooking the noodles in a larger dish to give the ramen more room to boil.
Can you use instant noodles for something other than ramen?
You can use cooked instant noodles for a variety of unique dishes! Add some pasta sauce for an ultra-quick meal, use them in chicken noodle soup, and turn them into a quick chow main — there are no wrong answers when it comes to getting food in your belly quickly!