Here is an Easy Ramen Stir Fry that even your teenage kids can make and will love this recipe. It is inexpensive, quick, and full of flavor. A hoisin-forward tangy sauce helps kick up the humble ramen to a new level. This recipe makes a great fast lunch, dinner, or side dish. Add some leftovers like chicken, beef, or shrimp for a heartier meal.
Want more fast and easy Asian meals? Try our Egg Roll in a Bowl, 30-Minute Beef Coconut Curry Soup, or Fast Easy Oven Chicken Satay. All of them are quick, easy, and delicious to help you get dinner on the table.
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What is Ramen Stir Fry?
Ramen Stir Fry is an easy recipe using packages of ramen soup mix as the noodle base and fresh and frozen vegetables in a stir fry application. It is a recipe that the whole family will enjoy and something that can be whipped up on short notice.
What is in Ramen Stir Fry?
This is the type of ramen noodle stir fry recipe that when you are standing in the kitchen thinking of what to make, you may very well have all the ingredients on hand already.
Or if you need to use up that last bit of cole slaw and are tired of making a salad with it, then this is the recipe for you!! Most of the ingredients you will have on hand already, and many can be improvised if you just have those packs of ramen kicking around in the pantry.
Stir Fry Sauce
¼ cup hoisin sauce
½ cup chicken or vegetable stock
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp corn starch
1 tsp sesame oil
¼ tsp red pepper flakes (or to taste)
1 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp lime juice
Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
2 – 100g (3 oz) packages of chicken-flavored ramen soup
2 cups coleslaw, raw, unmixed
1 Tbsp canola oil
4 cups frozen Asian vegetables mix, thawed
2 tsp garlic, minced
½ tsp ginger, grated
How to Make Ramen Stir Fry
Quick, easy, and affordable, this recipe has it all going on! It is pretty much child’s play to pull together also. Don’t waste money on takeout when this meal is literally only minutes away.
Combine all the sauce ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
Meanwhile, bring four cups of water to a boil in a Dutch oven or large pot.
Cook the ramen noodles by adding them to the boiling water and cook for 3 minutes.
Drain the noodles and set them aside, reserving ½ cup of the noodle water also.
In the Dutch oven, heat the canola oil over medium heat and sauté the coleslaw, ginger, and garlic for 3-4 minutes until softened and fragrant.
Add the sauce and one of the ramen chicken flavor packets. Simmer to thicken, about 3-4 minutes.
Add the thawed vegetables and the noodles into the Dutch oven and stir to coat the noodles; continue to cook until everything is heated through.
If the sauce is too thick, add a little of the reserved noodle water if desired.
Note: This recipe reheats easily in the microwave. If well covered and refrigerated, it will keep for 3 to 4 days. The noodles may absorb the sauce, so to wake it up again, you can add a bit of water while reheating.
More Wonderful Additions
What else can I add to my stir-fried ramen? Besides the ease of frozen Asian vegetables and cole slaw, you can add in other favorite vegetables of your choosing. Feel free to add sauteed mushrooms, red, yellow, or orange bell peppers, broccoli or broccoli slaw, onions, green onions, water chestnuts, snap peas, baby bok choy, or bean sprouts. Some of these veggies may need a bit of a pre-cook to them by sauteeing or steaming.
You can add in leftover or freshly cooked proteins like chicken or turkey; ground poultry meats work also. Slices of beef or pork, especially if they are Asian-inspired recipes like Korean BBQ Bulgogi or Grilled Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin. Even Asian-inspired ground beef works well too.
As for toppings, you can keep that simple too and add some chopped nuts like peanuts or cashews. Sprinkle on some black or regular toasted sesame seeds. Top with green onions, cilantro, or parsley.
Other Favorite Asian Dishes
Asian Skillet Stir Fry – This succulent, crunchy, flavor-packed stir fry will have you leaving the takeout behind. This recipe is filled with wonderful veggies, chicken, and cashews in a gorgeous, slightly spicy sauce! Great meal for any day of the week!
Amazing Red Curry Thai Mussels – Dinner really doesn’t get any easier than putting down a big pot of steaming, juicy, Amazing Red Curry Thai Mussels. Plus, you can still serve some crispy fries on the side and lots of bread for dipping.
Ahi Tuna Salad – This recipe is so easy to pull together and has amazing flavors, from the fresh salad to the slightly seared tuna. The Asian dressing is sublime with sesame oil, umami paste, ginger, garlic, and more. In Hawaii, the word “ahi” refers to two species of tuna, the yellowfin tuna and the bigeye.
Asian Inspired Baked Chicken Wings – An easy meal full of flavor that comes together quickly and deliciously. The wings are tossed in Asian seasonings and then roasted over top of pretty shredded red cabbage and Brussels sprouts. We have made this for dinner a few times, and everyone loved these wings.
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- ¼ cup hoisin sauce
- ½ cup chicken or vegetable stock
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp corn starch
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes (or to taste)
- 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
- 1 tsp lime juice
- Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
- 2 - 100g (3 oz) packages of chicken flavored ramen soup
- 2 cups coleslaw, raw, unmixed
- 1 Tbsp canola oil
- 4 cups frozen Asian vegetables mix, thawed
- 2 tsp garlic, minced
- ½ tsp ginger, grated
1. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a medium bowl.
2. Meanwhile, bring four cups of water to a boil in a Dutch oven or large pot.
3. Add the ramen noodles to the boiling water and cook for 3 minutes.
4. Drain the noodles and set aside, reserving ½ cup of the noodle water also.
5. In the Dutch oven, heat the canola oil over medium heat and sauté the coleslaw, garlic, and ginger for 3-4 minutes until softened and fragrant.
6. Add the sauce and one of the ramen chicken flavor packages. Simmer to thicken, about 3-4 minutes.
7. Add the thawed vegetables and the noodles into the Dutch oven and stir to coat the noodles; continue to cook until everything is heated through.
8. If the sauce is too thick, add a little of the reserved noodle water if desired.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 757Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 2031mgCarbohydrates: 76gFiber: 12gSugar: 23gProtein: 34g
Recipe calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is an estimation only. If you need nutritional calculations for medical reasons, please use a source that you trust.