I am finally becoming the stereotype of a college student with this recipe.

I had a wonderful surprise snow day so I decided to share my easy as can be shrimp ramen recipe that can be made in under 20 minutes. Although I wouldn’t label this a SUPER healthy meal, it is super quick and also the perfect alternative to normal ramen from a package. Yes, technically it would be quicker to just pour hot water over the noodles and add the flavor packet, but…where is the fun in that! Plus taking a few extra minutes to add these enhancers will provide an incredible amount of nutrition that was not there before.

What you need

-1 packet of shrimp or chicken Ramen Noodles

-6 pieces of shrimp (deveined and peeled)

-1 garlic clove

-1-inch piece of ginger

-1c spinach

-1/2c mushrooms (sliced thin)

-2c chicken broth

-3c water

Pour all of the liquids into a medium-sized pot. Add mushroom and turn the heat up to medium.

In a small pan cook shrimp with sliced garlic and ginger. I recommend half a tablespoon of coconut oil to cook the shrimp. Cook until the shrimp turn pink. Be careful not to overcook because you will be cooking the shrimp a bit extra in the soup itself. Remove the shrimp from the heat and separate the shrimp from the garlic and ginger pieces. (the number of times I said cook in this paragraph: 5)

Now that the water is heated and cooking the mushrooms, add your ramen noodles. I suggest pulling the top and bottom of the noodles apart. At this point take the flavor packet and add about a quarter of the packet. If you are concerned about too much sodium you do not need to add the packet but instead, use more chicken broth instead of water. The purpose of using the chicken stock and mushrooms is to create a solid broth so you don’t need to use much (if any of the flavor packet).

Stir well, and begin gently breaking apart the noodles. Add your spinach and shrimp to the pot. Continue stirring and breaking apart noodles until spinach is cooked. This is a pretty decent serving of Ramen because of the added ingredients and extra liquid. Although I personally had zero problems eating the whole bowl as a meal, feel free to break it into 2 portions to serve alongside another dish.


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