Lazy Shrimp Veggie Ramen

Ramen noodles are a classic lazy meal … but they’re not very good for you.  So, adapt that old college stand-by for your busy adult life!

If you have the time and skills to make plain-old ramen, you can make Shrimp Veggie Ramen … a healthier, more respectable lazy meal.


Shrimp Veggie Ramen

INGREDIENTS*:

  • ~1½ cups Water
  • 1 tbs. Vegetable Oil (I use virgin olive oil)
  • 2 pkgs. Ramen Noodles (I prefer “shrimp flavor” for this recipe)
  • 1½-2 cups Small Frozen Raw Shrimp*
  • 1½-2 cups Frozen Stir-Fry Vegetables*
  • Crunchy Wanton Strips (optional)

Makes 4 servings in 10-15 minutes.  Use half the ingredients for only 1 or 2 servings.  … Or skip measuring the extra ingredients — just toss in a handful of each.


* TIPS:

I keep Frozen Shrimp on hand in the freezer.  The Small and Extra Small varieties I use are already peeled, de-veined, and tail-off — perfect for adding into recipes.  I used to buy cooked shrimp but they sometimes got gummy and overcooked.  So now I buy the raw style, which takes maybe a minute more cooking time.

I like Walmart’s Great Value Broccoli Stir-Fry vegetables.  I keep them on hand in the freezer to add into recipes like this.

Ramen brands occasionally offer coupons online (check Coupons.com and the brand websites).


PREPARE:

  1. Pour water and vegetable oil into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the ramen noodles to the boiling water (break them up, if you prefer shorter noodles).
  3. Boil for about 2 minutes, until almost done (soft enough to curl around all the other ingredients).
  4. Add shrimp, vegetables, and the flavor packs.  This will chill the water considerably.
  5. Return to a boil until the vegetables are done and the shrimp are pink.
  6. Serve.

SERVE & EAT:

Serve Shrimp Veggie Ramen as a one-dish meal or as a side dish.  You could even garnish with some crunchy wanton strips.

Shrimp Veggie Ramen

Soup & Noodle Serving Options

Mom prefers to eat hers soup-style with a spoon and fork (left).  But I prefer to eat mine noodle-style with chopsticks (right).


LATER:

Shrimp Veggie Ramen is “okay” for next-day leftovers but the noodles begin breaking down after that.  The recipe is so easy — just make a one-meal batch and skip the leftovers.

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One thought on “Lazy Shrimp Veggie Ramen

  1. chelseafore says:

    Oh Yum!! I know we always have a case of ramen on hand. I’ll have to try this next time when i’m doing a pantry challenge!!

    Liked by 1 person

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