Are you looking for an easy-to-make vegan dish that will hit the spot when you’re in the mood for some comforting ramen? Look no further! We’re here to show you how to make vegan ramen that will definitely satisfy your cravings. Whether you’re new to vegan cooking or a seasoned chef, this recipe is easy to follow and can be tailored to your taste preferences. With just a few simple ingredients and a few steps, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious bowl of vegan ramen in no time.
Gather your ingredients
Vegan ramen is a delicious, easy to make meal that requires just a few ingredients. To make vegan ramen, you will need the following:
-1 package of ramen noodles
-3 cups vegetable broth
-2 tablespoons soy sauce
-2 tablespoons rice vinegar
-1 tablespoon sesame oil
-1 teaspoon chili paste
-Salt and pepper to taste
-Optional toppings such as bok choy, mushrooms, scallions, and bean sprouts
Before you start cooking, make sure you have all of your ingredients ready and prepped. It’s important to have everything measured out and ready to go before beginning the cooking process. Once you have all of your ingredients gathered, you are ready to get started!
Cook the noodles
Cooking the noodles for vegan ramen is a simple and straightforward process. All you need is a pot of boiling water and your desired noodles. Depending on your preference, you can use fresh or dried noodles. Fresh noodles should be cooked for 2-3 minutes, while dried noodles should be cooked for 4-5 minutes.
It is important to stir the noodles occasionally to ensure they do not stick together. Once they are cooked, drain the noodles and rinse with cold water to stop them from cooking further. This will also help reduce the starchiness and add a bit of texture to your vegan ramen. Once your noodles are ready, it is time to prepare the broth. For this step, start by heating oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Then add garlic, ginger, onion and any other vegetables that you would like to include in your vegan ramen. Sauté these ingredients until they become fragrant and lightly browned before adding vegetable broth, soy sauce and tamari. Stir everything together before bringing it to a boil. Allow the mixture to simmer for at least 10 minutes so that all the flavors can fully develop.
Make the broth
Making the broth for vegan ramen is the key to a great bowl of ramen. You can make a delicious vegan broth with just a few simple ingredients. To begin, gather all your ingredients: 4 cups of vegetable broth, 2 tablespoons of sesame oil, 2 tablespoons of tamari (or soy sauce), 1 tablespoon of ginger, 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 tablespoon of miso paste, and 1⁄2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes.
Once you have all your ingredients gathered, it’s time to get cooking. Start by heating the sesame oil in a large pot over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add in the ginger, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes. Stir and cook for about 2 minutes.
Next, add the vegetable broth, tamari (or soy sauce), and miso paste. Give everything a good stir and bring it to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Taste the broth and adjust seasoning as needed.
Once the broth is done, it’s ready to use! You can also store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Enjoy your vegan ramen! When making vegan ramen, feel free to customize your toppings. Try adding tofu or edamame for some extra protein or mushrooms for extra flavor. Roasted vegetables are also great additions; try adding roasted sweet potato or carrots. For an extra kick of flavor, top off your ramen with some sriracha or chili paste. If you want an extra crunch, try adding some crushed nuts or seeds like peanuts or sesame seeds. Lastly, don’t forget to garnish your bowl of vegan ramen with green onions, cilantro or basil leaves, or any other herbs that suit your taste. With all these different toppings, you’ll have a unique and flavorful vegan ramen that will satisfy your comfort food cravings every time. So grab a spoon and dig in!
Prepare the toppings
When it comes to vegan ramen, the toppings are just as important as the broth and noodles. Toppings provide texture, flavor, and extra nutrients to make the perfect bowl of vegan ramen. Here’s a list of topping ideas for you to try:
- Green onions: Green onions add a crunchy texture and subtle onion flavor to your bowl. Simply slice the green onions into thin slices and sprinkle them on top before serving.
- Mushrooms: Mushrooms are a great way to add extra flavor and nutrition to your bowl of vegan ramen. Slice up any type of mushroom that you like and sauté them in a pan with a bit of oil until they are cooked through.
- Tofu: Firm tofu cubes add a creamy texture to your vegan ramen. Cut up a block of tofu into cubes and fry them in a pan with a bit of oil until they are crispy and golden.
- Nori: Nori is a type of seaweed that provides a savory, salty flavor. It can be purchased in sheets and crumbled on top of your bowl before serving.
- Kimchi: Kimchi adds spicy and tangy flavors to your ramen. You can find kimchi in many grocery stores or make it at home if you’re feeling adventurous.
- Avocado: Avocado adds a creamy texture and healthy fats to your vegan ramen. Slice up half of an avocado and sprinkle it on top before serving.
- Fresh herbs: Fresh herbs like cilantro, parsley, or chives can be chopped up and added as a garnish to your bowl of vegan ramen for extra flavor and color.
Try out different combinations of toppings until you find one that you love! Enjoy!
Assemble your vegan ramen
When your noodles, broth, and toppings are ready, you can start assembling your vegan ramen. To make the ramen, start by adding the cooked noodles to a bowl. Then pour your broth over the noodles. Now it’s time to add your desired toppings. Here are some topping ideas to get you started:
-Tofu – diced into cubes or strips
-Scallions – finely chopped
-Mushrooms – thinly sliced
-Carrots – julienned
-Radishes – thinly sliced
-Kale – sautéed or raw
You can also add vegan seasonings such as nutritional yeast, soy sauce, chili oil, and sesame oil to enhance the flavor of your vegan ramen. Once you’ve added all your toppings, you’re ready to enjoy your vegan ramen! For added flavor, squeeze some lime juice or sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds on top.