Sometimes you just need an uber cheap meal that still tastes like a dream. Before you settle for some instant noodles as are, think instead to customize them a bit. Did you know that one of those little flavor packets has about 2 and a half the amount of salt you should consume in AN ENTIRE DAY! The noodles themselves though really aren’t that bad for you! And who can argue with a meal that is way under $1 per serving? All you really need to make this classed up and healthy is some customization. I’ve created a Mexican-inspired ramen soup that packs some heat! Flavor the broth with what ever seasonings work for you, and top with anything your heart desires! Pro-Tip: a soft boiled egg on top makes these noodles to die for.
1 package instant noodles
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 avocado, sliced
1/2 green onion, sliced
a few pinches of fresh cilantro
1/2 lime, sliced
handful of shredded purple cabbage
corn tortillas, if desired
AWK-125S or other electric water kettle
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Fill your electric water kettle with three cups of water; press the lever and bring the water to a boil.
Put the seasonings into the bottom of a bowl and place the dried noodles on top. When the water is boiling, pour it over the noodles. Use as much or as little as you like depending on your preferred noodle-to-broth ration. Let the noodles sit in the boiling water for about 4 minutes; stir them occasionally so that they can cook evenly.
When the noodles are done, top with your garnishings of cilantro, green onion, lime juice, purple cabbage, and avocado. Use the tortillas for sopping up the broth.