Quick and Tasty Ramen Deligh
4 cups water
2 packs of chicken-flavored Maruchan ramen noodles
1 splash of milk
2 tablespoons butter
Cheese of your choice
Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish
1. Boil the Water:
In a deep pan, bring 4 cups of water to a rolling boil.
2. Add Ramen Noodles:
Once the water is boiling, add the contents of 2 chicken-flavored Maruchan ramen noodles, including the seasoning packets. Break the ramen apart using a fork or chopsticks to help them cook evenly.
3. Enhance with Milk and Butter:
Pour in a splash of milk to add creaminess to the broth.
Add 2 tablespoons of butter to enhance the flavor. Stir well to combine.
4. Cook Eggs:
Crack 2 eggs directly into the pan.
Cover the pan and lower the heat to a simmer.
Cook for about one minute or until the eggs are cooked to your liking. The yolk can be runny or fully cooked, depending on your preference.
5. Add Cheese:
Uncover the pan and turn off the heat.
Sprinkle your preferred cheese over the ramen. You can use shredded cheddar, mozzarella, or any cheese of your choice.
Cover the pan again and let it sit for a couple of minutes to allow the cheese to melt.
6. Garnish and Serve:
Once the cheese is melted, uncover the pan.
Top the ramen with freshly chopped parsley for a burst of freshne
How to store Creamy Cheesy Ramen Delight
Storing leftover Creamy Cheesy Ramen Delight requires a bit of care to maintain its texture and flavor. Here’s a guide on how to store it properly:
- Cool Down: Allow the leftover ramen to cool down to room temperature before refrigerating. This helps prevent condensation inside the container, which can affect the texture of the noodles.
- Separate Noodles and Broth: If possible, store the noodles and broth separately. This helps prevent the noodles from becoming too soft as they soak up the liquid over time.
- Use Airtight Containers: Transfer the ramen into airtight containers to prevent odors from the refrigerator from affecting the taste of the dish. If storing the noodles and broth separately, use separate containers for each.
- Label and Date: Label the containers with the contents and date to keep track of freshness. Ramen is best when consumed within a day or two of preparation for optimal taste and texture.
- Refrigerate: Place the containers in the refrigerator. The broth may thicken upon cooling, so you can add a bit of water or broth when reheating.
Freezing (for short periods):
If you want to freeze the Creamy Cheesy Ramen Delight:
- Follow the same steps as refrigeration: Cool down, separate noodles and broth, use airtight containers, label, and date.
- Freeze Quickly: Freeze the ramen as quickly as possible to maintain quality. Divide it into meal-sized portions for easier reheating.
- Reheating from Frozen: When ready to eat, thaw the ramen in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave, adding a bit of water or broth if needed.
- Avoid overcooking when reheating: Noodles can become mushy if overcooked during reheating. Heat just until warmed through.
- Fresh garnishes: Fresh herbs like parsley are best added just before serving to maintain their flavor and color.