Instant Ramen noodles were designed to be quick-cooking and edible in almost any situation. But you don’t have to settle for just noodles, water and seasoning packets. Serious Eats’ resident food hacker provides more than two dozen noodle additions and upgrades that will make you see those square packets as a rich canvas for quick eats.
Among J. Kenji Lopez-Alt’s upgrades are a few really simple ideas, accomplished by hitting your local Asian grocery and picking up miso paste, Japanese curry powder, harissa, and other condiments as simple add-ins. Moving up, there are techniques for adding vegetables and slow-simmering meats, as well as the essentially easy protein of eggs. The details are contained in a slightly annoying slideshow, but the ideas are laid out in a full post.
Ramen Hacks: 30+ Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Instant Noodles [Serious Eats]