Fancy Instant Ramen

//cookanyday.com/cdn/shop/products/FancyInstantRamen_1024_360x.jpg?v=1644622715 Microwave Instant Ramen made and served in the glass Anyday dish, featuring quick-cooked noodles in a savory broth, topped with fresh vegetables and a soft-boiled egg.
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Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

4-5 mins

Free Time

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Instant ramen is a microwave must, so naturally we put our own Anyday spin on it. Transform a package of instant noodles by adding in different proteins, veggies, sauces, garnishes (and even a slice of melted American cheese!).

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Deep Dish

The best dish for 1-2 portions of grains, veggies, mac and cheese, ramen, and more.

The Anyhand Mitts

Handle hot Anyday dishes with care with these microwave mitts that double as trivets!
Try Anyday

Select your serving size and microwave wattage in the dropdown. The recipe will change accordingly.

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Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.

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To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.

Microwave oven by power - 700w
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Dish

The Medium Deep Dish

Ingredients

For the ramen

  • 2 cups (480ml) water (or chicken or vegetable stock)
  • seasoning packet
  • 1 pack of instant ramen (100g of noodles)

Option #1 add-ins

  • 1 slice American cheese, for topping
  • ¼ cup (40g) cooked pork 
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced, for garnishing
  • 1 soft boiled egg, for topping

Option #2 add-ins

  • ½ teaspoon lemongrass, finely chopped
  • 1 bok choy, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup (30g) mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup (30g) Chinese sausage
  • chili crisp, to taste 

Option #3 add-ins

  • ½ teaspoon ginger, grated
  • ½ cup (10g) spinach
  • ½ cup (40g) cooked chicken, diced 
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil

Option #4 add-ins

  • ½ cup (125g) silken tofu, diced 
  • ½ teaspoon sambal oelek 
  • ½ teaspoon ginger, grated
  • ½ scallion, thinly sliced, for garnishing

Option #5 add-ins

  • ½ tablespoon Hondashi powder
  • 4 shrimp, peeled, cleaned, and cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoon furikake, for garnishing

Preparation

  1. Place ramen ingredients and your choice of add-ins in the Anyday dish (except for the garnishes listed). Cook uncovered for 4-5 minutes, or until noodles have softened.
  2. Top with garnishes and serve immediately.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Add fresh herbs for brightness and flavor.
  • Try poaching an egg directly into the ramen while cooking.
  • Top with crispy onions or shallots for added crunch.

Recipe notes

  • By cooking this recipe without a lid, you can avoid the risk of overflow caused by starchy water.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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