easy homemade ramen in a Dutch oven with chopsticks lifting the noodles
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5 from 4 votes

Easy Homemade Ramen with Mushrooms

This easy homemade ramen comes together in just 15 minutes. A few simple ingredients create a rich mushroom broth that is incredibly flavorful.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: easy homemade ramen
Servings: 4 servings (approximately)
Calories: 92kcal
Author: Jennifer Farley

Ingredients

  • 8 cups chicken or vegetable stock, preferably homemade, otherwise use low sodium
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 2 cups fresh shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 (3-ounce packages) instant ramen, seasoning packet discarded (see notes)
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup scallions, sliced thin
  • optional: kosher salt to taste

Instructions

  • In a large Dutch oven or saucepan, bring the stock to a simmer over medium heat. Stir in the soy sauce, vinegar, and oyster sauce. Add the mushrooms, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 4-5 minutes. This will infuse the mushroom flavor into the broth.
  • Add the ramen noodles and turn the heat up to medium. Cook until the noodles are al dente, stirring periodically, approximately 4 minutes (or according to package instructions). Stir in the sesame oil and scallions. Add salt to taste, if desired.

Notes

Many grocery stores now carry ramen noodles without the seasoning packets in the international aisle. Use 6 ounces total in this recipe. They might not be “instant,” so adjust the cooking time according to package instructions after adding the noodles to the liquid. The benefit of using these noodles is that they’re often a better quality product.

Nutrition

Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2527mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1065IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.8mg