Ramen Noodle Stir Fry
Okay, this ramen noodle stir fry, is the BEST. This is something that I make often on busy weekdays and weeknights that comes together super quickly, is filled with flavor and leaves me feeling so satisfied.
This recipe is made with less than 10 ingredients and takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and eat, from start to finish.
What I love about this recipe is that it’s super versatile, you can add a soft boiled egg, your favorite proteins like chicken or tofu, add vegetables like broccoli or eat it as is (which is what I usually do!) It seriously tastes AMAZING.
Key ingredients for your ramen
Green onions and garlic cloves: sometimes if I’m lazy, I’ll omit the garlic cloves, but it does give a special flavor to the sauce! But the green onions are a must!
The stir fry/ramen sauce: it’s a mix of soy sauce, chili oil, toasted sesame seeds, sesame oil and rice vinegar = the perfect sauce, I promise. Simple but flavorful.
Additional flavors: You can add layering flavors on like including sriracha or hoisin sauce, and even oyster sauce as well. Ingredients like honey and sambal oelek (sweet chili sauce) will also work here if you’d like to change the flavor profile and add some sweetness!
Then it’s all tossed with ramen noodles, SO delicious and EASY.
Soy sauce: You can use low-sodium soy sauce if you want, and if you’d like to make it gluten free, you can also use coconut aminos.
How to make your stir fry ramen
Prep your ramen
First, start by thinly slicing your green onions and garlic cloves.
Make your sauce
Second, begin by making your stir fry sauce/or just sauce. On medium-high heat with neutral oil (we’re using canola oil), start infusing your garlic cloves in a large skillet. Add in your soy sauce, chili oil, sesame seeds, sesame oil and rice vinegar. Bring to a light simmer and add in your green onions. Set aside with the heat on low.
Cook your ramen and toss with the sauce!
Third, In a separate pot, cook the instant ramen noodles according to the package instructions and discard the seasoning packets. Drain and toss in your cooked ramen noodles with the sauce until fully coated with the heat on medium on so it binds together, mixes well and reduces.
Top with more sesame seeds and green onions in a bowl and serve!
Pretty much, you will LOVE this dish and it will be on repeat, the taste is amazing!!
Tips, Tricks & Substitutions
What are some toppings/proteins and/or veggies I can include in my ramen stir fry?
You can include mushrooms, carrots, cabbage, broccoli, snow peas, bell peppers, ginger, really anything! I like to use this recipe as a base and build it on cleaning out my fridge with whatever vegetables I have!
Proteins like pork, beef, chicken and shrimp will all work fantastic in this stir fry recipe!
Where can I find instant ramen?
Packaged instant ramen is readily accessible at most grocery stores!
What can I use instead of ramen noodles?
You can use udon, jumbo udon, soba, rice noodles, or any long-form noodle you can get your hands on will do just great for this recipe if you can’t find any ramen!
Love ramen? More recipe ideas below!
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Ramen Noodle Stir Fry
- ⅓ cup green onions, thinly sliced
- 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon chili oil
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (more as needed for topping)
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon neutral oil
- 1 package ramen noodles
- Start by thinly slicing your green onions and garlic cloves.
- Next, begin by making your sauce. On medium heat with neutral oil, infuse your garlic cloves. Add in your soy sauce, chili oil, sesame seeds, sesame oil and rice vinegar. Bring to a light simmer and add in your green onions. Set aside.
- In a separate pot, cook the ramen noodles according to the package instructions. Drain and toss in your ramen noodles with the sauce until fully coated with the heat on medium on so it binds together, mixes well and reduces. Top with more sesame seeds and green onions and serve!