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There are infinite ways to enjoy homemade ramen noodles and Ramen Noodle Stir Fry is one of them! This one is loaded with vegetables, herbs and shrimp and comes together in minutes. Easy enough to serve on a weeknight!

Ramen Noodle Stir Fry served on gray platter

If you follow Lorraine’s blog, Not Quite Nigella, it won’t surprise you that she makes her own ramen noodles. She goes to monumental lengths to educate, entertain and frighten. Well, not really frighten. But who goes to this much trouble for a Halloween party? Lorraine, that’s who.

I wasn’t up for making an Armadillo Road Kill Cake, but ramen noodles from scratch? Yes!

The downside of making your own ramen noodles is you’ll never look at the packaged stuff in the same way. The upside is the noodles are absolutely delicious and no more difficult than making homemade pasta. Did you just roll your eyes?

The trick to making homemade ramen noodles is the texture of the dough. It’s important that it’s neither too sticky nor too dry. After getting the combination wrong a few times (aka passing it through the pasta cutter only to come out the other side as a big blob), I realized that I had to have accurate flour weight and liquid volume for a reliable recipe. (See my recipe for exact instructions on making your own ramen noodles.)

Homemade Ramen Noodles

Once you’ve made the ramen noodles, they cook very quickly, just a minute or two. And then you’ll have to decide what to do with them; will it be soup, salad, stir fry?

Cooked Ramen Noodles from Scratch

There are a lot of fantastic recipes out there for ramen soups, like this Pork Belly Ramen. So I decided to try a ramen noodle stir fry instead and this one with bacon and shrimp from Todd and Diane looked amazing, because bacon and shrimp.

What makes this dish special (other than the ramen from scratch!), is the variety of fresh herbs that add spunk to all of its buttery richness. You can make this with packaged ramen noodles of course. But if you’re up for a little challenge, it’s well worth making your own.

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Ramen Noodle Stir Fry

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Calories: 458
Servings: 2 people
There are infinite ways to enjoy homemade ramen noodles and stir fry is one of them! This one is loaded with vegetables, herbs and shrimp and comes together in minutes. Easy enough to serve on a weeknight!
This recipe serves two, so you’ll need one-quarter of the homemade ramen noodle recipe. Freeze the other half, uncooked, for later use. Be sure the noodles are well-floured and frozen in a single layer. The rest of the recipe is slightly adapted from this one from White on Rice Couple.

Ingredients  

  • 1/4 recipe Homemade Ramen Noodles or 2 instant ramen packages, seasoning packets discarded
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 3 pieces bacon cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 medium onion thinly sliced
  • 1/4 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons thai basil
  • 2 tablespoons mint
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro

Instructions 

  • If using homemade ramen noodles, you’ll cook them in boiling water for one to two minutes (until cooked through and springy) and then drain and rinse with cool water. Otherwise, cook instant ramen noodles according to package; drain and rinse with cool water.
  • In a small bowl whisk together sesame seed oil, fish sauce and chili garlic sauce.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon; cook and stir until fat has rendered and bacon is golden brown, 3-5 minutes. Stir in onions; cook and stir 3-5 minutes more, until onions are soft and translucent. Add shrimp; cook and stir until pink throughout. Stir in the egg; cook and stir one minute more.
  • Add drained ramen noodles and sauce mixture to pan. Cook and stir until combined and heated through. Remove from heat and transfer to serving bowl. Sprinkle with fresh herbs and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 458kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 293mg | Sodium: 2028mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 530IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 4.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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36 Comments

  1. meggan13 says:

    What an awesome recipe idea! I love that this has shrimp AND bacon plus so many, so many fresh herbs!

    1. Marissa says:

      Thanks, Meggan!

  2. thespeckledpalate says:

    Not only is this dish gorgeous, but it sounds absolutely DIVINE. I would have never thought of making your own ramen noodles, and now, I’ve GOTTA give it a go!

    1. Marissa says:

      Thank you, Erin!

  3. Savory Simple says:

    Well now I’m hungry.

    1. Marissa says:

      🙂 Thanks, Jennifer!