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!