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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Ramen done right

It could use some mushrooms, but otherwise the broth turned out loads better than I expected! Chuck that sodium packet in the trash and Know the Potential of Ramen. As with all my CubeDweller recipes, all of the ingredients can be stored in a file cabinet or other dry place (no refrigeration required).

CubeDweller Ramen Soup


4 c. water
6 sun-dried tomatoes, broken
4 pearl onions, peeled and quartered
1 clove garlic, diced

Herbs (substitute as you please, this is what I used but would have added basil if I had some):
1 sage leaf
1/4 tsp. marjoram
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Mrs. Dash® Tomato/Basil Blend
3/4 tsp. chives, chopped
1 large parsley leaf

pinch of salt
1 tsp. olive oil
1 packet ramen
Protein source of choice, cooked if necessary (optional, I used a tin of sardines packed in water)

Put tomatoes, onions, garlic, sage, marjoram, pepper, olive oil, salt, and 2 cups of water in a microwave pot. Cover tightly and microwave on high for 10 minutes. Stir. Add ramen, protein source, and remaining water; microwave on high for 2 more minutes. Garnish with chives and parsley.

Serves two with a side dish, or one if you’re hungry.


  1. Sorry bro, but that looks nasty. Besides isn't the sodium in the sardines high?

  2. It tasted better than it looks. My cellphone camera sux.

    Sardines packed in water are fairly low sodium, about 200mg. It's the ones in oil or mustard that’ll get ya.

  3. That looks like a good ramen-substitute soup. And like you said, tuck all the ingredients in your desk and use as needed. Ramen has MSG in it too, I think, which makes my heart go pitter-patter, and not in a good way either.

  4. Those "flavor" packets are loaded with sodium. But ramen is the closest thing I know of to instant pasta, and at least it's cheap.


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