Quick & Crunchy Ramen Stir-Fry
Prep: 5 seconds. Cooking time: maybe 10 min.
Using some of the dry noodles in the finished stir-fry adds an almost nutty taste to this quick stir-fry. You can use what veggies/meat you have on hand, of course, but the frozen stuff is what makes this quick to make.
- pre-cooked garlic-flavored chicken, in chunks, frozen
( I make up my own batches of this stuff)
- frozen stir-fry veggies
- Ramen noodles, oriental flavor
- 1-2 T. olive oil (or other oil)
- up to 1 cup water
Heat pan to almost full heat, immediately add about 1/2 cup water.
Add most of package of ramen noodles, reserving about 2-4 Tablespoons of dry noodles.
Add handful of frozen chicken.
Add some of seasoning packet.
Let noodles cook and chicken thaw in water as the pan heats up.
When the water is mostly gone and noodles are fairly cooked(about 2-3 min) and pre-cooked chicken warmed though, add 1 "turn" of olive oil and bag of frozen stir-fry veggies, add the rest of Ramen seasoning packet. Stir to coat.
Allow to cook for about 2 minutes without stirring(I have a hard time with this, lol). Give a good stir and allow to cook another 2 minutes or so. Add some more water if pan is drying out before desired cooking is acheived.
Crumble remaining noodles into stir fry pan, stir to coat and pour into dish.
Just for fun (and to save scrubbing the pan) Deglaze pan with water to get all the yummyness out of the pan and pour over your stirfry. Make sure you do your best Julia Child impression when you say "And now we will deglaze the pan..."
Serve to hard -working hungry husband and then politely demand a few bites of this yummy stir-fry!