So I know I’m not the only one who likes a quick and easy dinnertime meal. This will be your saving grace after a long day of work or school. Whenever I’ve been running errands or cleaning all day, this ramen noodle stir fry is my go-to. It’s a crowd pleaser for everyone in the family and it’s a bank saver too because the ingredients are fairly cheap. I always keep the Asian sauce ingredients on hand. My pantry will always be stocked with soy sauce, Thai chili paste and fish sauce for occasions like this.
With all the holiday parties in the future, this is the perfect thing to cook on the nights in between.
If you’re not a huge fan of shrimp, you can definitely replace the shrimp with thinly sliced chicken breast. I’ve done this plenty of times to switch it up and it’s just as good every time. I typically make this once a week when things get chaotic around the house, so I love to switch up the protein here and there. If you don’t eat meat, you could also add more vegetables and omit the protein all together.
ONE POT RAMEN NOODLE STIR FRY WITH SHRIMP & VEGGIES
Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15-20 minutes
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tbs Thai chili paste (can omit)
1 tbs sesame oil
1/2 tbs fish sauce
1/2 tbs oyster sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tbs corn starch
Combine ingredient in a bowl and set aside.
STIR FRY INGREDIENTS:
1.5 tbsp vegetable oil
1 lb white shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 broccoli floret, broken down
1 large carrot, julienned or sliced diagonally
1 medium yellow onion, large dice
1 tbs ginger, diced small
1/2 cup celery, chopped small
2 packages ramen noodles, discard season packet
In a large bowl, soak ramen in very hot tap water for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Heat a large wok or pot to medium high heat and add in vegetable oil and shrimp. Cook two minutes per side (or until shrimp are cooked to a light pink color). Remove from the wok and set aside.
Add in carrots, onion, broccoli, ginger, and celery. Sauté for about 4-5 minutes till vegetables are tender.
Add noodles into the vegetables and mix to combine. Add in sauce and let cook for till there is no more liquid on the bottom. (Should take about 5 minutes). Add back in the shrimp and stir to combine.