It's back-to-school time, and we all know what that means: Back-to-school shopping.
Personally, the most exciting part of back-to-school shopping was buying new school supplies. There's nothing I looked forward to more than a new pack of pencils, notepads and folders.
But along with new binders and pens, I also loved to do back-to-school food shopping.
At the beginning of each semester, I was always ambitious when it came to cooking. But as time went on, the one dish I always turned to when I was too lazy to cook was Top Ramen noodles.
Ramen is a staple in everyone's dorm room.
It's the best comfort food when you've had a long day at the library, or you're too hungover to make it to the campus cafeteria.
After a while, however, eating plain Ramen can become a bore. Sure, it's salty and satisfying, but sometimes it could use a little more.
Here are some creative ways to spice up your Ramen. Trust me, you'll be the biggest hit on the dorm floor.
Spicy Sriracha Ramen Soup
2 tablespoons sesame oil 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce 1 small onion, diced 1 small tomato, diced 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 4 cups vegetable broth 2 cups water 1 tablespoon soy sauce 3 packages Top Ramen noodles 1/2 cup scallions, chopped
Add sesame oil and Sriracha to a large pot, and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
Add diced onion and tomato, and cook for 4 minutes.
Add garlic powder, and cook for 2 minutes.
Add water and broth, bring to a simmer.
Add soy sauce and vinegar, and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
Add Ramen noodles to the broth and simmer for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
Add scallions, stir to combine.
Remove pan from heat, ladle soup into bowls.
Check out the video for two more delicious Ramen recipes.