Quick Breakfast (or anytime) 'Ramen'
The word 'Ramen' here should be taken with a giant grain of salt- this is no traditional ramen. We chose the word to quickly conjure an image in your mind: big bowl, super full, piled with toppings, many flavors, deeply nourishing. You see it? You smell it? What this really is, is a go-to recipe for a satisfying/spicy/fresh/ramen-like, bowl of soup. We often make this in the morning for a hearty start to the day, keeping you full and toasty warm from the inside out. It's also great for a quick weeknight meal for two, soothing in the evening hours. I tend to use some leftover shredded chicken from the rotisserie bird of the week but any protein you have will do, even a humble egg (as pictured) is elevated in this !
1 jar KW beef, chicken, veggie or fish broth
Protein! anything on hand: shredded chicken, leftover pulled pork, and/or the FAV- eggs!
1/2 pack Soba or Kelp Noodles (cooked to specs on package)
1 inch fresh ginger root, sliced thin and wide
2-3 green onions, thinly sliced
Small handful Cilantro leaves
Spicy or toasted sesame oil
Favorite Hot Sauce
Sesame Seeds (optional)
Put all broth and ginger into medium sized pot, bring to a gentle simmer and allow the ginger to infuse the broth for 10-15 minutes. I like to cook noodles and eggs (or heat protein), slice green onions, and pick cilantro while the broth gets good and gingery.
Set out two bowls and place a serving of noodles and the egg (or other protein) in each bowl. Pour the hot broth over the noodles, extracting ginger beforehand if you prefer. Top each bowl with green onions, cilantro, sesame seeds and a dash of sesame oil and hot sauce. Breathe deep, the rich gingery broth if fuel for mind and body!