Five star Ramen Noodles


Kaela McKim

Add a poached egg to chicken flavored Ramen.

Cheap and easy meals are well-known among college students. These tips can help spruce up an inexpensive and yummy classic–Ramen Noodles.


Ditch the salty flavoring packet
Opt for a chicken or beef broth in place of the flavoring packet that comes with the noodles. There is less sodium and can be cut down even more by using half water and half broth. Once it comes to a boil, add in less than half a teaspoon of garlic and onion powder combined and stir. Add the noodles and let cook until your desired firmness and you are all done.


Egg-y noodles
Adding an egg or two to Ramen Noodles can take the meal to another level. Once the egg is seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, the dish is transformed to something that can not be denied. It can be scrambled, poached, boiled, fried, or however you like it. Even cracking an egg to the scorching noodles will cook it, making it an even simpler meal.


Add your proteins
Having the appliances to cook chicken or beef may not be available to you in a dorm but luckily most grocery stores carry already cooked shredded or sliced meat. Add in your desired amount of protein to the noodles and broth and you are ready to chow down.


Cheesy delight
Sprinkling feta or cheddar cheese to the dish makes it creamy, smooth, and irresistible. Stir continuously while the hot broth melts the cheese and get ready to be won over. Although not the healthiest, it certainly is delicious.


Turn the heat up
Sriracha or tabasco sauce can go a long way. It only takes a little amount to cater to the craved spiciness. You can also pair it with a splash of fresh lime juice to make the flavors pop even more.


One word: Bacon
Thick cut bacon can be cooked and chopped up in less than ten minutes. It requires little
effort, zero commitment opposed to slow-roasting chicken or beef, and adds a beautiful flavor. This option can also be paired with the addition of an egg for a more high quality meal.