The highlight of this green tea ramen is the easy, flavorful broth. It’s the perfect cozy and quick lunch or dinner!
I originally wasn’t going to post today due to all of the craziness that’s been going on in my life, but someone special to me said that they really enjoy reading my posts – so here I am. It really just goes to show how strong of a motivator the people you care about can be in your life. Doing things for others is what drives me. And to the person reading this, who said they really love reading these posts – this is for you.
Here’s a cute update from 2022 – this post was originally written in 2016. I was going through a lot at the time, which was before my Crohn’s diagnosis. The person who said they really enjoy reading my posts is now my husband :) He and I were best friends from college. We drifted apart after graduation when I was dating someone else, but we were still friends. This was back when blogs were blogs and people didn’t complain about how long it took to get to the recipe (read: two seconds). I said to my then-friend that I felt like no one cared to read what I had to say. But he told me – don’t stop writing the posts. It’s how I keep up with you. It makes me feel like I’m part of your life.
*cue me tearing up as I write this*
My husband was, and is, such a special person. Even when he was just my friend, he made me feel so important. I came upon this old post by accident, but I’m so glad I did. We’ve come so far :)
Green Tea Ramen
- 4 Cloves Garlic minced
- Neutral Oil for Sauté
- 4 Cups Vegetable Stock
- 2 Green Tea Sachets
- 6 Scallions chopped
- 2 Tbs Soy Sauce
- 1 Tsp Sesame Oil
- 2 Ramen Blocks I used spinach ramen
- Bring a large pot to medium-low heat.
- Once pot is hot, add in minced garlic and sauté for a few minutes, or until garlic is fragrant. Be careful not to let garlic brown - it completely changes the flavor of the soup.
- Once garlic is done sautéing, add in four cups vegetable stock with the 2 green tea sachets. Let the stock simmer with the green tea for about 5 minutes (you can always simmer for longer for a stronger green tea flavor). Once done, use tongs to remove green tea sachets.
- Then, add in chopped scallions, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Simmer for about 2-3 minutes, or until scallions are softened.
- Place the ramen noodle blocks in two bowls. You can use any type of ramen you like - even this classic brand. Just leave out the flavor packets. I got my spinach ramen at my local Asian grocery store.
- Ladle the broth over the ramen evenly, and let sit for a few minutes, until ramen is softened (about 5-10 minutes).
- Serve and enjoy!
MeganSeptember 7, 2016 at 6:17 pm
You can get through so much with some good friends and a bowl of soup :)
SarahSeptember 8, 2016 at 10:35 am
Amen to that, sister! :D
Maya | Spice + SproutSeptember 7, 2016 at 6:24 pm
Sending you BIG hugs, Sarah <3 I hope you get through this difficult time soon, and I am so glad to hear you have an awesome support system around you (plus a hearty bowl of soup) XO
SarahSeptember 8, 2016 at 10:35 am
Sending big hugs back your way, Maya!! <3
La petite poireSeptember 8, 2016 at 5:24 pm
I enjoy your posts so much and I am so glad you found the time to post this simple but delicious looking ramen recipe! Thank you and I can’t wait to try it. Nothing beats a bowl of comforting noodles, that’s for sure ?
SarahSeptember 9, 2016 at 10:37 am
A warm noodle soup is the ultimate comfort food! :D
Sophie | The Green LifeSeptember 9, 2016 at 3:10 pm
Hey lovely friend! I’m sending all the good vibes your way! Hope everything will be better soon. Big hugs xxx
SarahSeptember 9, 2016 at 3:47 pm
Aww thanks Sophie!! Sending big hugs back your way too :)
MitraSeptember 13, 2016 at 5:27 pm
Hi! I love everything you make! Did you add red peppers to this recipe?
SarahSeptember 14, 2016 at 8:52 am
Hi Mitra!! Thanks so much for leaving a note :) I did at red pepper flakes to the ramen, because I love spicy foods ;) Hope you like this recipe!!