Try something better next time you open a square of dried noodles--skip the little salt packet and replace it with some real ingredients and cooking moves!
And yes, it takes a few minutes more than boiling water, but only a few...i promise!
(Adapted from Pinch of Yum "Quick Homemade Ramen")
Wok-type skillet (or just a 3-qt saucepan)
3 ramen packets, noodles only
2 tsp canola
3 tsp of grated ginger
4 tsp of minced garlic
8 oz of mini-portabellos, cleaned, sliced and sauteed
4 cups chicken broth
(original recipe calls for equal parts water, but I would skip this--too diluted--you decide!)
1/2 cup chopped green onions
2 cups spinach or kale
1 cup firm tofu, diced
1/2 tsp siracha (add more if you like 'hot')
1. Wash your hands.
2. Prep your garlic, ginger, onions, mushrooms.
11. If you have some left, store it in tupperware. Should keep until evening or the next day...beyond that, probably not so good!