A few of my friends are cutting down on meat this year. In a bid of a little support to them and anyone else embarking on eating less meat in January or in general, I thought it would be a good time to post this easy and quick vegan ramen recipe.
You only need a few ingredients, but the result is a hearty and flavoursome ramen which makes a perfect dinner for any winter night, whether you are veggie or not! This is a recipe originally from an older issue of Waitrsoe magazine, but I have adapted slightly to also include ingredients if you are not using a ready made Noodle Kit.
Spicy miso ramen with ginger tofu
Serves 4 | Prep 5 mins | Cook 15 mins
Easy | Vegetarian| Dairy-Free
- 2x Miso Tasty Ramen Noodle Kit or alternative miso-based ramen noodle kit(or make your own, see below*);
- 250g sweet ginger tofu;
- vegetable oil;
- 300g bok choi, sliced;
- 4 spring onions, shredded (for serving);
- soy sauce (for serving).
*If you are not using a noodle kit, you’ll also need:
- 4x noodle nests;
- 4x miso soup paste sachets or 8 tbsp miso soup paste;
- 2 tbsp sesame oil;
- 4 tbsp sesame seeds.
Cook the noodles in a pan of simmering water for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the tofu in chunks (reserve the marinade) and fry over a medium heat in 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil for 3-4 minutes, until golden. Add the remaining marinade and bubble for 2 minutes, until sticky and set aside. Drain the noodles and return to the pan with the bok choi, miso and sesame oil. Stir in 700ml just-boiled water and season with soy sauce to taste. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Top with the tofu, shredded salad onions and sesame seeds.
Original recipe from Waitrose magazine, no longer available online.
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