This family-friendly Easy Homemade Ramen Noodle Bowl is great for kids because it's base is noodles, and what kid doesn't love noodles! Ready in just 20 minutes, easy homemade ramen is perfect for a chilly fall weeknight when you're busy juggling work, the kids' activities, and homework!
I've recently been craving Ramen noodles like it's nobody's business. Ever since I saw a pot full of garlicky Ramen noodles and broccoli on Pinterest, I cannot stop thinking about it This was my first time experimenting with Ramen outside of devouring "cups of noodles" back in college. Let me tell you, it was AMAZING! And super, super easy and quick! For such simple everyday ingredients, the flavor was fantastic.
It's also simple to customize to your family's taste buds. I add extra broth at the end so it's more soupy. I also top each bowl with crunchy chow mein noodles and drizzle a teeny tiny bit of sriracha on mine and my husbands for some spice. But if you have a family who likes spice, feel free to add the sriracha to the entire meal.
Ingredients in Easy Homemade Ramen Noodle Bowl
- Ramen noodles: I use Maruchen packages and save the seasoning for another use
- Sesame oil: you can substutite with olive oil, but sesame gives the broth a hint more flavor
- Soy sauce: I recommend low sodium since the broth usually has a ton of salt already
- Chicken/beef broth: I use the cubes but you can use stock too
- Carrots: shredding them with a veggie peeler makes it so they cook quickly with the garlic and scallions
- Ginger: I am not a huge fan of ginger so I only use a little but you can season the broth with more at the end if you want it more gingery
- Hard boiled eggs: traditional ramen uses soft boiled eggs but this is meant to be a kid-friendly ramen so I hard boil mine
How It's Made
First, boil the eggs for about 15 minutes. You can soft boil yours instead, but this recipe is intended kids to eat so I am steering clear of runny yolks with this. Next, chop the scallions and garlic and grate the carrots. If you're a family of carrot lovers, you can use more than 1. The more veggies the better!
Then, heat the sesame oil in a large pot or dutch oven and add the carrots, garlic, and scallions. Cook for a quick 3 minutes and then add the broth, soy sauce, and ginger. When it starts to boil taste it, and add more soy or ginger if you'd like. Here is where you can add the sriracha if your family wants it spicy.
Last, add the noodles and cook for 3 minutes (or longer if the package directions say so). And there you have it, easy homemade ramen!
Serve in individual bowls topped with eggs, chow mein noodles and sriracha if you want. Delicious!
I do find that the longer it sits, especially if eating for leftovers the next day or 2, I have to add more broth because the noodles absorb quite a bit of it. If you need just a little more broth, you can simply add some water. But, if you need more than a cup, I recommend adding the seasoned broth.
Easy Homemade Ramen Noodle Bowl
- 12 oz Ramen noodle packages, seasoning packets discarded
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 4 cups beef broth
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
- 1 ½ cups scallions
- 1 carrot
- 5 garlic cloves
- 4 hard boiled eggs
- crispy chow mein noodles (optional)
- sriracha (optional)
- Boil eggs for 15 minutes.
- While eggs are boiling, chop the scallions, grate the carrots, and mince the garlic.
- Heat the sesame oil in a large pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat and add scallions, carrots and garlic. Cook 3 minutes, stirring often.
- Add chicken and beef broth, soy sauce, and ginger. Cover to bring to a simmer. Taste and add additional seasoning if desired.
- Add the Ramen noodles and cook for 3 minutes (or as the package indicates).
- Top individual bowls with ½ hard boiled egg and chow mein noodles. You can add a drizzle of sriracha sauce for spice if desired.