I'm sure even if you are not Asian, you probably stocked up your pantry with some kind of ramen...because who doesn't like ramen? The question is, what can you do with ramen besides boil and season according to package instructions? We think you should upgrade your ramen and try this creamy peanut butter miso ramen! 😋
For this ramen, we sautéed it after boiling, so not a typical soup ramen at all. The peanut butter in the sauce makes the ramen extra creamy, and the miso gives a toasted umami flavor. It's super simple to make and you can top it with all your favorite toppings!
If you are looking for another homemade substitute for what you can't buy from grocery stores or restaurants at the moment, try our easy milk bread loaf, perfect for snacking and sandwiches!
Now let's sexy up your everyday ramen!
Here are a few tips and FAQs for your Peanut Butter Miso Ramen:
What are some toppings I can add to my ramen?
There are so many topping combinations you can add to your ramen, but our go-to's are usually soft boiled eggs, seaweed snacks, bok choi, mushrooms, tofu, furikake, and marinated green onions.
Salting my sliced green onions for marinating.
How do I make soft boiled eggs?
To make soft boiled eggs, gently place whole eggs in a saucepan. Add enough water to cover at least ½ inch above the eggs. Bring water up to a boil on high heat.
Once the water boils, remove the pan and set a timer for 6 minutes. When time is up, immediately cool eggs in ice water or run them under cold water.
What is miso?
Miso is basically the Japanese version of fermented soybean paste. There are many varieties of miso, and the most common ones are white miso and red miso.
We used white miso because we wanted a smooth, light flavor. However, you can use red miso as well. It'll produce a stronger fermented flavor and more umami.
What ramen brand do you recommend?
Ever since I discovered Nongshim brand Shin Ramyum (Korean word for ramen), no other brand has been good enough. Although it is a spicy ramen brand, the texture of the ramen is just unbeatable. Plus, you really get used to the spice and you can always adjust how much seasoning you add to your broth.
Our trusty ramen. 😋
My parents used to swear by Nissin brand ramens, but I've changed their mind on that. They are now fans of Shin Ramyun as well! 😉
Cook with love and stay safe!
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Peanut Butter Miso Ramen
For the ramen:
- ¼ cup white miso paste
- 1 Tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- ½ Tablespoon soy sauce
- 1½ teaspoon granulated sugar
- ¾ cup water (or to preference)
- 2 packs instant ramen
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon ginger, peeled and minced (about a ½ inch knob)
- 2 large eggs (soft boiled)
- Bok choi (cleaned, cut, and blanched)
- mushrooms (cleaned, cut, and blanched)
- 2 stalk green onions, sliced (marinated with a pinch of salt and 1 teaspoon sesame oil)
- Mix together miso paste, peanut butter, soy sauce, and sugar. Slowly add water to the paste while mixing . Set aside as needed.
- Boil ramen with water according to package recommended time, about 3-5 minutes until just al-dente. Drain.*Don't add any of the inclusive packets to your ramen because we are making our own sauce!*
- Sauté garlic and ginger in a sauté pan, over medium heat, with a small amount of oil until fragrant. Add prepared sauce and cook while stirring until it's hot and slightly thickens. *You can adjust the thickness of the sauce by adding more water. You can also add more soy sauce if you want the sauce to be saltier.*
- Add cooked ramen noodles and toss until the ramen is evenly coated with sauce.
- Serve immediately and garnish with your favorite toppings or the optional toppings we recommended above!
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