Cheap Vegetarian Ramen Noodle Curry Recipe

Yes, ramen can be vegetarian and vegan!
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Ratings (19)
  • Total: 9 mins
  • Prep: 2 mins
  • Cook: 7 mins
  • Yield: one serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
367 Calories
15g Fat
50g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: one serving
Amount per serving
Calories 367
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1510mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 9g
Calcium 55mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Spice up a basic and cheap package of vegetarian ramen noodles to give it some extra kick! Instant ramen noodles get a bit of a bad rap. Sure, they're not necessarily a great meal on their own, but then again, neither is plain pasta or white bread, and they don't have nearly the same kind of negative reputation that ramen has! Why eat ramen? Well, for one thing, it's super cheap, filling, and can be prepared if you're cooking with nothing more than a hot plate or a microwave, or even if you're going camping. 

This recipe is a great way to spruce up a pack of ramen quickly and easily, transforming it from the usual flavors. If you've got some curry powder, a bit of cumin and some red pepper flakes on hand, you can make yourself the basis for a quick Japanese-inspired vegetarian ramen meal. Add some tofu or some greens, if you want to make it more of a full meal. you can add a handful of green onions, too, for some crunch and oniony flavor, or, if you wanted to get fancy, brown some shallots until crispy and toss those in. But let's face it, if you're sprucing up a packet of ramen, you're probably not looking to get fancy!

If you're a vegetarian or vegan on a budget and eating cheap ramen noodles, you can use this quick and easy recipe to add some flavor and variety to your ramen dishes by making a simple ​vegetarian and vegan ramen curry. You can use this recipe either with or without the flavor packet which is included - it's up to you. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 package ramen noodles
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • dash red pepper flakes

Steps to Make It

  1. Cook the ramen in the water for a minute or two, according to the package instructions.

  2. Add the curry and cumin, and allow to heat for another 3 to 5 minutes, or until noodles are done.

  3. Add a dash of red pepper flakes and enjoy!