Garlic Sesame Ramen

Ramen tossed with baby spinach in a savory garlic ginger sesame sauce. This garlic sesame ramen is simple, delicious, and perfect for a quick light meal.

Garlic Sesame Ramen | Cooking with a Wallflower

Let’s face it. There are days when we’re just not in the mood to cook.

Garlic Sesame Ramen | Cooking with a Wallflower

As much as I love cooking, there are days when I just want to sit in bed and laze around. I don’t want to spend time in the kitchen prepping ingredients for a meal. I don’t want to stand at the stove cooking after a long day at work. I want my meals to magically appear in front of me.

Seriously. If only, right? Lol

This garlic sesame ramen is as close to an instant meal as you can get.

Garlic Sesame Ramen | Cooking with a Wallflower

Is it terrible to admit that sometimes instant ramen is a guilty pleasure for me? We’re usually stocked up with noodles just in case of emergencies. But the instant ramen minus the seasoning packets are perfect for quick and easy meals like this.

Ramen noodles tossed in a mixture of garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and soy sauce. It’s so savory and so delicious. And even better, it’s super easy to make. So even tired me will be okay with making it. Because there’s barely any prep work that goes into this. Add a little spinach for some veggies and ta da, dinner. Or lunch. Or…. snack. lol.

Garlic Sesame Ramen | Cooking with a Wallflower

Heat water in a small pot. Once the water comes to a boil, cook the noodles according to the directions on the packaging. About 2-3 minutes. Once the noodles are almost cooked, add the baby spinach. Drain the water and set aside for now.

While the noodles are cooking, place a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add the olive oil and once heated, stir in the garlic and ginger. Cook for 1 minute until lightly browned, then stir in the brown sugar, soy sauce, and chili garlic paste. Turn off the heat and stir in the toasted sesame oil. Add the noodles to the skillet and toss well to coat.

Garlic Sesame Ramen | Cooking with a Wallflower

Serve the noodles with green onions and black sesame seeds on top. Or if you like, you can top with furikake seasoning.

Enjoy!

Garlic Sesame Ramen | Cooking with a Wallflower

Garlic Sesame Ramen
 
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Ramen tossed with baby spinach in a savory garlic ginger sesame sauce. This garlic sesame ramen is simple, delicious, and perfect for a quick light meal.
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 1 serving
Ingredients
  • 1 package ramen noodles, seasoning removed
  • 1½ cups baby spinach leaves
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic paste
  • 1½ tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced, optional
  • Black sesame seeds for topping
Directions:
  1. Heat water in a small pot. Once the water comes to a boil, cook the noodles according to the directions on the packaging. About 2-3 minutes. Once the noodles are almost cooked, add the baby spinach. Drain the water and set aside for now.
  2. While the noodles are cooking, heat a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add the olive oil and once heated, stir in the garlic and ginger. Cook for 1 minute until lightly browned, then stir in the brown sugar, soy sauce, and chili garlic paste. Turn off the heat and stir in the toasted sesame oil. Add the noodles to the skillet and toss well to coat.
  3. Serve the noodles with green onions and black sesame seeds on top. Or if you like, you can top with furikake seasoning.

 

13 comments

  1. artofthebeat says:

    This was a staple at our house, I had 4 kids and they loved it. You can mix so many things into the ramen to make it different. Being a single parent, ramen was the bet way to get vegetables into my kids and feed them all for under $5.

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