Ramen. Our dinner last night. You know, it's all about the broth.
Simple meal that's balnced nutritionally and budget friendly. I cooked the veggies in my broth - mushrooms, leeks, radishes, kale, carrots, broccoli. I wanted efficiency, so once l added the cooked rice noodles to the individual bowls, l ladled the broth and vegetables into each bowl. Then topped with my protein.
Traditionally, you'll see each ingredient separate in a wide, shallow, individual bowl. But we were hungry so l took the shortcut.
This Japanese meal has broth, vegetables, ramen (traditionally wheat), and a protein - meat or vegetable based. No meat here, but the egg. I added a 1 c. of cashews to the cooking vegetables. Peanuts are a good choice, too. Indeed, if you want to give it a Thai twist, stir in 1/4 c. chunky peanut butter and 1/3 c Thai Red Curry paste to 4 c broth.
Personally, l think you're then veering away from tradition into using your imagination. That's awesome! Do that! Use what you have!
Nearly always egg is involved. Indeed, you can thread a raw egg into the broth as it's cooking. That'll be a different post. 😊
There are different versions ranging in complexity. My goal was tasty, simple, not fancy.
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