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


  • ~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.


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 and the brand websites).


  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 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).


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.


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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