We love ramen. On. Cold day like today it just warms the soul, but who has time to make it from scratch?! I try not to buy the package stuff because let’s face it, the sodium is out of control.
Tonight my wife grabbed some ground pork, but really any meat would do, cooked it and then threw all of the ingredients together quickly to make this amazing dish. Literally the cook time is about 20-25 minutes, it’s super easy, fast and best of all full of flavor.
We believe the trick to taste is the miso paste, don’t skip it. We found a good one at Whole Foods, but it’s probably the one ingredient you may not have in your pantry. The ramen broth was just so rich in flavor and it only cooked on the stove for 20 minutes or so! Try and find a quality chicken or beef stock, that always helps to flavor. The vegetables were perfect, some still had a hint of a crunch, and for a total time of 30 minutes, I’ve got to say it’s a simple dish we love to repeat.
If you try it, let us know what you think! We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. For a little extra zing, add some chilies, red pepper flakes or even a jalapeño. Might make your mouth dance!
- 4 garlic cloves
- 3 small baby bok choy
- 3 tbs of white miso
- 1 tbs of reduced sodium soy
- 3 scallions chopped (both white & green parts)
- 1 cup of mushrooms chopped
- 5 cups of low sodium chicken broth
- 1 box of brown rice noodles
- 1¼lb of ground pork
- In a large sauce pan brown together pork, garlic, scallions, chopped bok choy (white and green parts), mushrooms, and soy sauce.
- When pork is about ½ way done add in the miso. (We found the miso at Whole Foods)
- Once pork is fully cooked and veggies are tender add in chicken broth and bring to a boil.
- Add in brown rice noodles and cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until noodles are tender.