In honor of my cake-day, I'm going to give everyone my method of cooking ramen and even some soups I self-taught myself back in my freshman year of college, and I never cooked ramen using any other method ever since.
Things you need:
A coffee-maker. It doesn't have to be an expensive model, but I recommend a large one. I have a 12-cup maker, but a 6-cup may do just fine. Mr. Coffee models at Walmart are dirt cheap in August, so this is about the right time to get one.
Cold water. I use a brita water pitcher and stick it in the fridge to have a seemingly unlimited supply of cold, filtered water, but really, all you need is cold water. NEVER hot.
Any bag of ramen, as many as you'd like.
A utensil, preferably not metal.
-For every one bag of ramen, put three cups of cold water into the reservoir. Make sure you're not using a coffee-filter.
-While the ramen is in the bag, split the noodle square horizontally and vertically. This makes the noodles smaller and easier to fit inside the coffee pot.
-Open the bag on one end and remove the seasoning packet, then pour out the 4-8 bricks of ramen noodles into the pot. Set the seasoning packet to the side. Make sure the noodles are as low as they can go in the pot, I shake mine a little bit to get them to settle.
-Place the pot back on the hot-plate and turn it on. Water will be heated and pour into the pot, boiling the noodles. This process also steams the noodles.
-Turn off the coffee-maker and let the pot sit for a while. The noodles will become tender as they begin to boil and steam.
-Take your coffee-pot full of noodles and pour in your seasoning packets. Stir vigorously with a utensil. I use chopsticks since metal against glass isn't a good thing.
-You can eat straight out of the pot or pour into a bowl. Enjoy!
I tried several methods of this and found this is the best way of cooking ramen without the need for a stove, microwave, or pot, and I feel the ramen tastes a lot better with this method too. I think it has to do with the steaming process.
I attempted having the seasoning packet in a coffee-filter and having the water drip through the seasoning, but my ramen was incredibly watery and flavorless this way. I also had the seasoning and the noodles together before the water, and this resulted in a watered-down ramen as well.
Hope I made college/frugal life better!
TL;DR: Coffee-maker, noodles in pot, turn on, pour in seasoning, stir. Better, faster ramen using just a coffee-maker.
Our kitchen has been overflowing with noodles lately. For any noodle lover, it has been noodle heaven around here as we put the Philips Pasta Maker through its paces. The machine easily makes a pretty great italian noodle, but our goal was a bit more lofty: to see if the Philips Pasta Maker was up to the task of pushing out great ramen. Ramen has a bite and bounce different from any other noodle, a result of adding alkalinized water and the use of higher protein flour. These elements contribute to a *much* firmer dough, as those of you who’ve experienced the hefty arm workout while rolling ramen dough by hand can testify to.
To test the ramen, we had multiple ramen-off parties with like-minded foodie friends where we pitted various experimental Philips ramen recipes against each other AND our beloved hand-made ramen. We tested everything from hand rolling/cutting, various amounts of alkalinity via kansui or baked soda, to adding an egg/no egg, to using different flours (00, bread flour, all-purpose etc), to adding wheat gluten… the list goes on and on… after many-a-carb-coma we’ve finally come down to a tasty recipe that does the trick for a quick weeknight ramen craving.
It’s important to note that since the Philips extrudes (pushes out) the noodles the resulting texture will never be as smooth and uniform as the more traditional rolling and cutting method demonstrated in our post on How To Make Ramen Noodles. However, for the sheer ease with which we can have homemade ramen noodles in 10 minutes, the Philips does a pretty darn good job at working it’s way into a permanent spot on my kitchen counter.
Our recommendation is to use kansui if you can find it in your local asian supermarket. We use the Koon Chun brand, a mixture of potassium carbonate and sodium bi-carbonate. We’ve found kansui gives the best taste and texture to your noodles. If however, you have trouble sourcing it, we’ve included a simple Baked Soda Alternative method. The “baking soda” taste is a little more noticeable when using the Baked Soda Method, but it does a decent job if you can’t get the bottled stuff.
Enjoy this little video showing mister Philips churning out ramen noodles along with some simple instructions.
Ramen Noodles Recipe using the Philips Pasta Maker
300g Fresh Noodles, 2-3 Servings
10g wheat gluten
240g all purpose flour
1 egg + top up with water to 85g
10g kansui *
* If you don’t have kansui, see below forBaked Soda Alternative method.
1. Mix dry ingredients and transfer to Philips Pasta Maker with spaghetti extrusion disc attached. Close lid.
2. In a small bowl, mix wet ingredients.
3. Turn on Philips and choose the 300g setting. Press Start.
4. Slowly pour wet ingredients through the opening in the lid.
5. Once noodles are all extruded, boil in 195 degree F water for 2-4 minutes, stirring to avoid sticking. After 2 minutes, test every 30 seconds until done.
6. Drain. Either toss in sesame oil or add directly to hot soup. Garnish and serve.
Baked Soda Alternative:
Spread 1/4 cup baking soda in thin layer across cookie sheet. Bake at 250 degrees F for 1 hour. Store in sealed glass container.
Dissolve 5g baked soda in 20g hot water.
In separate bowl mix egg and top with cool water up to 75g.
Start Philips machine. Pour dissolved baked soda mixture first, followed by egg mixture.
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Everyone knows about Ramen noodles, just about anyone going to College survived on Ramen and just about everyone knows how to make Ramen noodles in the microwave. But look up Ramen noodles burn and you’ll find hundreds of articles about Ramen noodle and soup cup burns related to microwave ovens.
Here are just a few articles.
If you own a Keurig coffee maker you have everything you need to make the perfect temperature Ramen Noodles. And making noodles this way is safe enough you could let your children make their own as long as they are supervised.
Note: Sorry, this won’t work with a 2.0 brewer!
Step 1: Prepare Your Noodles
Start with a bowl just large enough for your Ramen noodles to sit in. The dry noodles sit about 1/2″ above the bottom of bowl I use. I usually place the dry noodles in the bowl then pour the powder flavor pack on top.
Step 2: Add Water From Your Keurig Coffee Maker
Place your bowl where you would normally place a coffee cup.
Open your Keurig then close without inserting a pod.
Then run water just like you would brew coffee.
Note: This will not work with a 2.0 brewer because the 2.0 brewers sense the coffee pod.
Step 3: Cycle Your Keurig Again
You will need to cycle your Keurig coffee maker at least one more time to add enough hot water to your bowl.
Mine has a 10 ounce setting so mine only needs two cycles. If you have a smaller brewer without a 10 ounce setting you may need to cycle yours three times.
Step 4: Wait 15 Minutes Then Stir and Eat Your Ramen Noodles
Wait about 15 minutes then stir your soup.
Your noodles will pull apart and they should be the perfect consistency and temperature to eat.
And BTW, I ate the bowl I cooked for these pictures while writing this article!
Like so many before me, I was once hungry in college. With term papers looming and the dining hall already closed for the night, food had to come from somewhere. That was the night I learned to make ramen in my coffee maker. At first I was nervous, pouring the hot water over noodles in my bowl, covering them, and letting it steep. Eventually, I became more adventurous: cooking the noodles in the carafe; putting the seasoning packet in the basket that normally holds the filter; adding an egg.
This was cheap food prepared in as cheap a manner as possible. But I had touched just the tip of the iceberg. It turns out there are plenty of foods you can whip up with a Mr. Coffee and some bravery. Our favorites are below. Keep in mind that when cooking with unconventional methods, you run the risk of producing sub-par food and maybe exposing yourself to the dangers of undercooked food. Attempt at your own risk, read with an open mind.
Put two packets of instant oatmeal into the carafe. Add an individual packet of honey, an individual packet of fruit jam, and a pinch of salt. Put an herbal tea bag (e.g. orange flavored) into the filter basket. Pour 8-10 ounces of water into the coffee maker, turn on the machine, and the oatmeal will be ready in about 5 minutes.
A dead simple recipe, but with the twist of adding a tea bag for flavor. Clearly, whoever wrote this coffee maker recipe is a stone-cold pro. He’s been there, he’s seen things, he’s lived to tell about it, and he needs some orange flavored oatmeal to do it.
Fill a coffee filter with six broccoli florets. Load into the coffee maker. Run six cups of water through for tender but still crisp veggies.
Clever coffee maker cooks will find a way to whip up a cheese sauce to go with this. When you’re cooking in a coffee maker, health food is the least of your concern.
Put 1/2 cup of instant rice per person in the coffee maker. Run the appropriate amount of water (check the box for instructions) through the coffee maker, then leave the machine turned on for 5 to 10 minutes until the rice is fully cooked.
Rice cookers are for squares.
Place the eggs in the coffee pot. Drip hot water over them. Let them cook for a few more minutes.
Several commenters observed that if it is possible to poach eggs in a coffee maker, other foods could easily be poached. Fruit in warm wine or bologna were also recommended.
Place chicken breast in coffee maker. Add enough water to cover about 1/4 of chicken. Sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning. Turn on maker and cook about 15 min per side. Add milk and butter to remaining liquid, allow to heat for about a minute, and add potato flakes for a quick side of mashed potatoes.
I know what you’re thinking: the thought of cooking meat in a something as low-powered as a coffee maker is completely unappealing. However, Gizmodo adapted this recipe for couscous and chicken and recorded the results. Of note is their choice of side dish, which would probably cook up better than mashed potato flakes, and their advice about steaming vegetables in the chamber that normally holds the coffee grounds. Also, they note that while the chicken does not brown, it does cook well enough.
6. Chicken Pesto Pasta
A bit of a riff on the classic “ramen in the coffee pot,” this clever recipe has you cook thin-cut chicken breasts on the heating element, cook the noodles in the carafe, then whip up a quick pesto in a coffee grinder.
A coffee grinder is a solid hack to make the fresh basil pesto sauce — olive oil, pine nuts, salt, pepper, garlic and the aforementioned fresh basil.
Of note is that, once again, the chicken doesn’t appear to to brown. Cooked is cooked, though. Right?
As mentioned above, if you can poach an egg, you should be able to do a lot more. Here’s the rundown on how to tackle a fish steak. Some commenters noted that trout would work well for this recipe.
Steaks should be approximately 3/4 inches thick to ensure even cooking. Place steak in filter and run 10 cups of water through the coffeemaker. Flip steak, and run another 10 cups of water through machine.
Not a meal on its own, but you’ll need something to go with that fish, rice, chicken, or veggies.
Dice one small shallot into the coffee maker. Load two to four sprigs of fresh thyme into the filter basket without a filter, then run 1 cup of cream and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice through the coffee maker together. Season with salt and pepper, and allow the sauce to reduce over the hot plate for 15 to 20 minutes. Just before serving, add 1 tablespoon diced butter and swirl to melt. (Note: Coffee maker will require heavy cleaning afterward.)
Recipes 3, 4, and 8 come from a larger article on how to prepare a meal in your hotel room, which contains such pearls of wisdom as recommending you use a safety razor to sprinkle black truffle shavings over your finished meal. Genius.
The perfect dessert for your shifty, coffee-maker meal.
5 2.6 oz. dark chocolate candy bars, broken into small pieces
1 cup of whipping cream
2 bananas, sliced
1 apple, sliced
1 basket of strawberries, whole
Pour cream in glass decanter and heat for 15 minutes. Add broken candy bars to cream and heat for 10 minutes. Stir to create a smooth, rich sauce. Heat for an additional 5 minutes, then remove decanter from heat source. Spear fruit with forks and dip in chocolate sauce to coat. Serves three.
This sounds insane, but bear with us. Southern Fried Science has produced the definitive article on “how to brew beer in a coffee maker, using only materials commonly found on a modestly sized oceanographic research vessel.” They recommend using cereals for grains, vegemite for malt, and seaweed for hops. Amazing.
So the next time you’re in a hotel and reaching for the phone and steeling your nerves to fork over $30 for a crappy pizza, go for the coffee maker instead. And if you’re willing to throw the clothes iron in to the mix, it opens up all sorts of possibilities. Now go out there, and cook some dinner in the most backward way imaginable.
Then drain them and add to your bowl right when you’re ready to eat. If you want to try and make homemade ramen noodles at home, this recipe looks solid.
Easy Homemade Ramen Bowls Recipe Homemade ramen
First, heat up a light, neutral oil (canola, vegetable, or grapeseed) in a large wok or skillet.
How to make ramen noodles at home. Use roughly 5 to 6 oz (142 to 170 g) fresh noodles per person. The flour will become a crumbly texture and that is what you want for now. Turn v8 juice, veggies and ramen noodles into a wonderful soup that takes just a few minutes to make.
For jiro noodles, i aimed for a 35% water content noodle so i added 1 kg of flour to 350 ml of water and 10 grams each of salt and kansui. So, first solution for the problem was to try to make ramen egg noodles from scratch at home. Use a spoon, spatula or chopsticks to mix in the water.
Mix the noodles around with chopsticks. Step 4 next, make the ramen broth. Anyhow, once the water boils, salt it, then sprinkle the noodles into the water.
It was a strenuous job indeed, messy one too! Then, add 2 cups of water and cook your noodles for 3 to 4 minutes on high. Enjoy your fresh ramen any way you want in a delicious bowl of ramen soup packed with your favorite fresh veggies.
5 lb (750 g) fresh ramen noodles Serve with ramen broth and your prefered toppings. If you can’t find noodles labeled “ramen,” you can still make a bowl of ramen with any fresh or dried egg noodle you find at an asian market.
If you like a shrinked texture, give a massage the cut noodles with your hands. Make sure to boil the noodles vigorously in unsalted water and beyond that, you’ll need a poached egg and lots of chili and scallion for garnish.” ingredients: Trying to make by myself at home.
—jennifer bridges, los angeles, california How to make spicy ramen noodles. So, if you do find sun noodles, make sure you are buying the specific variety that’s attached to the type of broth/ramen you intend to be making.
Mix with spoon or chopsticks until the water is incorporated into the flour. Cook ramen noodles in a pot of boiling unsalted water for the time specified on the instructions—usually two minutes or less. Use your hands to squish the flour crumbs together into a ball.
Fold the dough into three, and cut it from the edge 0.08 inch (2mm) thick. Fresh ramen noodles are the best. Heat the sesame oil in a large pot over a medium heat, until simmering.
In a small glass bowl, mix the baked baking soda and water. The cooking time for this recipe is less than 10 minutes, so it helps if your ramen noodles are cooked and drained before you begin. If you don’t have a microwave, make your noodles with hot water from a kettle, coffee maker, or espresso maker.
Boil water in a large pot, add freshly made noodles and cook for about 3 minutes. Continue mixing to knead dough, 5 minutes or until dough is smooth. How to make homemade ramen noodles step 1:
Breakfast ramen if you can make ramen for dessert, you may as well hit breakfast too to cover all the bases. Into a large bowl, pour the flour, and make a. As long as the water is hot enough, they should start floating.
For ramen noodles in general, rather than following a measurement strict recipe, it’s better to think in terms of ratios of flour, salt, kansui, and water. Do not touch, as it can irritate. I usually boil them about 4 minutes, depending on how thin i got the noodles.
Combine whisked dry ingredients and eggs in the bowl of a stand mixer with dough hook attached. If you dump them in, they will stick. Next up on the menu, the ramen king is working on beef wellington, peanut butter candy bars, coffee, and hot pockets (all made with ramen), thanks to plenty of interesting suggestions from his 1.7.
In large pot of water, boil the noodles — if you have a noodle basket, that helps untangle the noodles first. Check out our japanese ramen guide here. Mix well, until the baking soda is completely dissolved.
There were a few ramen restaurants in london back then, but obviously i wouldn’t go down to london just to fulfill my ramen craving right? I like to serve it with biscuits. Add the garlic and ginger, cook for a few minutes until softened, then add the soy sauce and maple syrup.
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The idea with noodle cups, or pot noodles as the Brits call these, is to pack all your favorite noodle soup components into a jar or other heatproof vessel, but nix the broth. When you’re ready to eat, pour hot water over the top, let things warm up for a few minutes, and lunch is served.
- Savory Oatmeal. Don’t just limit that bowl of oats to breakfast.
- Warm Bean Salad. Bean salads are always a hearty option for lunch, but when served warm, they become even more satisfying.
- Grain Bowl.
- Warm Wrap.
- Chili Cheese Nachos.
Beside above, how do you keep ramen noodles from getting soggy?
This is critical: I find that simply boiling the noodles for 4-5 minutes, as most ramen directions read, produces a limp and soggy noodle. To avoid this, you have to slow down the noodle’s cooking process while the broth continues to cook. The best way to do this: fan the noodles.
Is there a healthy version of ramen noodles?
Yes, healthy ramen isn’t only possible, it’s easy to make. Ramen noodles are most healthy when combined with other ingredients to create a nutritious meal. Maruchan ramen is great to use as a base for a variety of healthy dishes and it is easy to prepare quickly.
Ramen must be hot. You cannot enjoy warm ramen. Before making the soup, you should heat your ramen bowl up. To heat up your ramen bowl, simply fill up your ramen bowl with hot water for a few minutes.
Can you make ramen without boiling water?
Recently, it sent out a reminder that if you’re left without any way to boil water, you can still make instant ramen with lukewarm water. This method takes a little longer, though.
Is it OK to eat raw ramen?
Can you eat ramen raw? Yes, you can eat ramen raw. There is nothing unhealthy or dangerous about it, as instant ramen is pre-cooked and dehydrated. You can eat raw ramen from time to time as a snack.
Can you eat ramen with cold water?
Most people think that you need hot water to cook Ramen noodles. … For Ramen noodles to be “cooked”, they need to fully absorb the water until they are soft. Heat helps to expedite this process, but it is by no means absolutely necessary. Ramen noodles can absorb cold water just as easily as hot water.
Can you eat instant noodles cold?
Coupled with stringent monitoring and management, the cup noodles are definitely safe for consumption. To begin with, the noodles and ingredients merely absorb the water, soften and return to their original form. The temperature of the water does not matter.
Can you cook ramen with boiling water?
Using a Kettle. Another way of making ramen noodles is to use the hot water from a coffee maker or espresso maker. … All you have to do is put them into a bowl and pour hot water over the noodles. Let sit for about three minutes and add the seasoning packet.
Are ramen noodles made with plastic?
Maruchan Ramen Noodles wrote on its website that the claim that instant noodles contain a plastic or wax coating is a common misconception that has been an internet rumor for quite some time. “Please rest assured that there are no plastics or waxes used in the making of our instant noodle products.
How bad for you is ramen?
Though instant ramen noodles provide iron, B vitamins and manganese, they lack fiber, protein and other crucial vitamins and minerals. Additionally, their MSG, TBHQ and high sodium contents may negatively affect health, such as by increasing your risk of heart disease, stomach cancer and metabolic syndrome.
Can raw ramen give you worms?
No, By definition, worms are parasites which mean their resource is a living organism. Since ramen noodles (even raw ones) are not living organism, it would be hard for humans to get worms from eating raw ramen noodles.
Can you get worms from eating raw ramen?
Eating Ramen Noodles uncooked will give you butt worms. Don’t sit too close to the TV or you will go blind. If you swallow a seed, the fruit will start to grow in your stomach.
Can you cook instant noodles with cold water?
How to make instant noodles with just cold water (and other survival tips) … All one has to do is to add water into pre-flavoured noodles and wait for 15 minutes – as opposed to the three minutes it takes using hot water. “The noodles may be slightly hard but the soup tastes surprisingly good,” read the tweet.
How long cold soak ramen?
J: Ichiban Ramen. It only takes 30 minutes and is so delicious. I recommend only adding half as much water as the packet says to eat it as noodles and not soup. I would also add a packet of olive oil to it while soaking for calories.
Can you cook noodles with cold water?
“Although you can definitely cook pasta in cold water, you risk overcooking (it) because the starch has more time to release,” she told TODAY. “It’s not as precise. In other words, the pasta had more time to absorb water, causing it to be mushy. “Pasta cooked too long also can have an increase in glycemic index.
Are dry noodles bad for you?
In moderation, including instant noodles in your diet likely won’t come with any negative health effects. However, they are low in nutrients, so don’t use them as a staple in your diet. What’s more, frequent consumption is linked to poor diet quality and an increased risk of metabolic syndrome.
Is Ramen good cold?
“It is a light and refreshing way to enjoy ramen dishes on a hot day.” … “The main difference between the cold and the hot dishes, aside from the soup temperature itself, is that cold ramen has less broth, because you don’t drink the soup as you would with hot ramen,” Yamauchi explains.
How often can I eat instant noodles?
A person who consumes only three servings of instant noodles daily will become malnourished over time because he does not get the required amount of nutrients such as protein, vitamins and minerals to support health. So, consider limiting intake of instant noodles to one to two times a week, Miss Seow suggests.
In this guide we will discuss a few ways to make ramen without a stove. There can be a situation where a person does not have access to a cooking stove. All we need to do is to put things to use and it is possible for you to make ramen without a stove.
How to make ramen without a stove?
If you do not have access to a stove, there are other gadgets that could help to prepare ramen. You can use:
- A microwave
- Electric kettle
- Coffee Maker
A microwave is just as easy to use. Instant ramen is made as quickly in a microwave as a stove. Some people do not have access to a stovetop, making them resort to other means such as using a microwave. For either instant ramen or noodles in a cup, you could use other means besides a stove. You can use two different ways to prepare your ramen in the microwave.
Besides using a microwave there are other makeshift ways to cook ramen. Lets explore some of these creative ways you could use to cook ramen.
How to make ramen in the microwave?
Measure two cups of water in a bowl. Be sure to choose a microwave-friendly bowl such as Pyrex. Use foil or Styrofoam because putting the wrong material could be disastrous to the microwave. Also materials such as plastics and Styrofoam can release BPA and toxins into the food, making it carcinogenic.
Now put your ramen inside the bowl. Either put whole ramen inside or break it up into chunks. Breaking it first into tiny pieces would allow for quick and uniform cooking.
This step is optional, but you could stir your ramen every minute for the best result.
Stir in your seasoning packet after a while, and eat it while it is still hot.
If you prefer first break the ramen up into pieces while it is still in the packet.
Then remove the noodles from the packet and put it in a microwave safe bowl. Fill it up with one or two cups of water according to the size of the bowl and your broth preference.
Cover it with a lid or paper to avoid splattering.
Put your bowl in the microwave for 3 to 5 minutes. This time range should be enough to make the water hot. Unlike the stove, the water wouldn’t boil here but be heated more uniformly than the stove. Still, to ensure maximum uniformity we recommend that you stop half time. Take the bowl out and check for signs that suggest over-stewing and stir using a fork. Alternatively, you could flip the ramen cake instead of stirring it.
Leave the bowl in the microwave for about three minutes to prevent scald injuries to your hands and mouth. Or use some protection such as oven mitts and carefully take your bowl out from the oven.
How to make ramen using an Electric Kettle?
If you have an electric kettle or an instant one cup kettle, you can use it to heat your ramen.
If you don’t have access to a heating gadget but have hot water from the faucet, you can use it instead. The less hot your water is, the more time you would have to let it sit. Let your instant boiling-water tap open and pour it into your ramen cup or bowl directly. Fill water up to the marked line, cover, and let it sit for three minutes.
Then put your seasoning in, stir and enjoy.
Other unconventional ways
If you have access to a coffee maker, espresso machine, you could pour hot water into your bowl. Have your ramen already in the bowl while you pour the water. Let it sit for three minutes and stir in your seasoning packet and consume.
The cheapest heating device to have around is an immersion heater. This small and handy device works when you plug it in and let the coil end sit in a vessel. All you need to do is fill your container up with water, plug it in an electrical outlet and let the coil do the heating up.
If you don’t have access to any heating equipment, you can ask a neighbor to help you. If you are lucky, they might oblige and let you use their kitchen or cooking equipment.
If you do not have a piece of heating equipment at hand, but sufficient time, then we suggest you eat it straight from the packet. If not, then you can pour some room temperature water in and let it sit for at least 40 minutes. The noodles would stay the same temperature as they were before, but soft enough to be edible.
In this guide, we discussed a few ways to make ramen without a stove. In a situation where a person does not have access to a cooking stove, we could utilize our resources for our benefit. There are plenty of ways to make ramen without a stove by using a microwave or any other source of hot water.