Do you need some ways to use the packages of uncooked ramen that you bought in a store? If so, you should know a few uprising things about these versatile noodles. They’re very handy for snacks, meals, and even as additions to other recipes.
What To Know About Uncooked Ramen Noodles
The first thing to do is to look at the package’s cooking direction. If the instructions only say to cook the noodles for a few minutes, the package that you think contains uncooked ramen probably isn’t actually raw. The noodles have already been prepared and then freeze dried. That’s why you only need to add water and cook them for a short time.
Even though you may not care for the taste of what you thought was uncooked ramen, some people actually enjoy it as a crunchy snack. Some folks find them tougher to digest, but others say they have no problem enjoying “raw” ramen at all. Remember, that it’s likely that the noodles in a package of ramen aren’t actually raw — but have been pre-cooked and then dried.
To enjoy ramen in its crunchy state, you might break the noodles up into bite-sized pieces and enjoy them like potato chips. There are even specialty restaurants in Asia that serve these with a variety of different dips. Since eating too much ramen can be as bad for your diet as eating too many chips, you might also break them up even more and sprinkle the crumbs on a salad or plate of vegetables as a topping. Like most starches, it’s best to enjoy these noodles in moderation and with other kinds of healthy food, like vegetables or lean sources of protein.
How To Prepare Raw Ramen
A cup of hot water or even warm tap water can soften up the crunchy noodles. You may prefer your noodles softer and find them a lot easier to digest. Some packages also include an extra packet of seasonings, and you can choose to use that, eat the noodles plain, or come up with your own flavoring ideas.
Do you need to make a quick dinner? You can stir-fry some mixed vegetables and then add sauce and a packet of softened ramen noodles to turn your vegetable dish into a one-pot meal. Your guests will think you cooked for hours, and you don’t need to tell them that you started with a package of ramen if you don’t want to. Besides stir-fry, ramen noodles also add a good texture to soup and stew.
Is It Unhealthy To Eat Ramen That You Haven’t Cooked?
Again, the ramen that you buy in packages in the store may have already been cooked and then dried. You can tell by looking at the instructions to see if it only takes a minute or two to prepare them. If they were really raw, it would take several minutes to cook them properly. You probably aren’t actually buying ramen that hasn’t ever been cooked at all.
If you tend to have a harder time digesting grains, you may want to take the extra step of boiling the dried noodles. This makes them much easier to digest, but some people have no problems eating them right out of the package.
These kinds of noodles do contain starch and carbohydrates. If you love ramen but want to maintain or lose weight, you should probably practice moderation and only enjoy them a couple of times a week. Again, you can add them to other kinds of healthier food. That way you can still enjoy the taste and texture of ramen, but you won’t have to worry about sacrificing your health for it.…