Ramen makes a simple and delicious base for loads of dishes, and this store cupboard staple can even be cooked super speedily in the microwave too.
Here is your step-by-step guide as to how to cook ramen in the microwave...
Step One: Get The Ramen & Water Ready
Making ramen in the microwave is quick and simple to do.
To get started, make sure you have your ramen noodles and flavour packet ready, along with a cup of water.
Always be sure to use a cup that is microwave suitable to avoid any unwanted microwave explosions!
Measure out the amount of water you need into your cup.
Filling your average mug or cup to a centimetre from the rim should provide plenty of water.
Step Two: Setting The Timer
Pop your microwave suitable cup filled with water into the microwave and set the timer for two minutes.
Make sure you keep an eye on things, just in case.
Once the two minutes are up, carefully remove your cup from the microwave, making sure not to scold yourself, as even the handle of mugs can get very hot during a quick microwave blast of heat.
Step Three: Adding Your Noodles
Next, it's time to get to the tasty bit - adding your noodles!
Just as you would break up your noodles in a saucepan, it is a good idea to do so into your cup too.
That way, your noodles can cook quicker and also more evenly, so you end up with lovely soft noodles and no annoying uncooked crunchy bits.
Step Four: Microwaving Your Ramen
When thinking about how long to microwave ramen for, five minutes should be enough time to do the trick.
It is a good idea to also stop your microwave every minute or so just to give your noodles a stir and make sure they are cooking evenly in the water.
Step Five: Add Your Flavouring
Now it is time to add the flavouring of your choice.
Most ramen noodles come with their own flavour sachet included, but if you have run out, a squirt of sriracha or soya sauce can also add plenty of flavour too.
Take a clean bowl and add your sachet, sauce and any other chopped veg or tasty meat you want to go with your ramen noodles.
It is important to put all these yummy ingredients in a separate bowl for the best taste experience and to avoid the noodles becoming too gungy in the cup.
Step Six: Enjoy Your Noodles
Add your microwave cooked noodles, sit back and enjoy!
Cooking ramen noodles in this way is great for those who are lacking in kitchen space and time.
FAQs About Microwaving Ramen
Is it safe to microwave Ramen?
Just make sure you're using a microwave safe container or the packaging you're using tells you that you can safely use it in the microwave.
Is it dangerous to microwave Ramen?
No, just keep an eye on it and be sure to not overcook it.
Will I get sick from microwaving Ramen?
The answer is of course - no way!
Cooking your ramen in the microwave does not actually differ that much from cooking them in your usual way over the stove or cooker.
The noodles are still getting all the heat and moisture form the water they need in order to be cooked through properly.
Now it's just time to find someone to do the dishes...