Parmesan. Garlic. Ramen. Three of my favorite things rolled into one dish! If you’re tired of traditional instant ramen and are looking for something a little more exciting, then look no further because this is it. This ramen is a little garlicky, a little cheesy, and oh, it’s also gluten-free. It really doesn’t get any better, and this is the perfect healthy alternative to everyone’s favorite college comfort food.
I’ve recently re-discovered my love for ramen, especially when it’s made in this healthier way! After I recovered from my eating disorder I found myself avoiding ramen because of the low-quality ingredients that are usually found in it. I would get bloated and uncomfortable from the lack of nutrients, and nobody should be bloated after a bowl of soup!
Thankfully, I’ve found a way to avoid the bloat AND enjoy the ramen that I love. The key here is super simple: choosing high-quality ingredients with lots of flavor. In-place of traditional ramen noodles, I chose gluten-free noodles. These ones from Lotus Foods are delicious, come in tons of flavors, and are a much healthier alternative to traditional ramen. Add in a little fresh garlic, butter, and parmesan, and you’ve got yourself a deliciously comforting meal. And if you’re vegan, fear not: you can totally swap out the dairy products for vegan butter and vegan parmesan.
Start by boiling water in a large saucepan and cooking your ramen according to the instructions on the package. Make sure that you reserve 1/2 of the pasta water- this will be our magic ingredient when it comes time to make the sauce!
Next, add your butter and mashed garlic to a pan over low-medium heat. Stir for a minute, then remove from the heat, Add in your ramen noodles, followed by your parmesan cheese, reserved pasta water, and parsley (optional). Mix it all together, add salt and pepper to taste, and you’re good to go!
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