Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention. That’s what came about to have me making up a batch of what I call Jazzed up Oriental Ramens. It’s not super fancy but I really love it.
I knew a couple of our girls would be home for lunch. I didn’t know what to make. I had an overabundance of cabbage ripening in the garden and that’s how forces joined.
Here’s what I did….
I started out browning one pound of pork sausage. You could easily sub in hamburger. I added in the last of the bag of baby carrots that were going bad. I slivered them. I added celery and an half of onion too. Here they are all browned.
From there I cut up a small head of cabbage. I totally forgot to take a picture. I had three of the grandkids here and got sidetracked but image for me, a small head of cabbage chopped and put in the pan above.
I added a half cup of water to the pan and let it simmer until the cabbage was soft.
While that was cooking, in another pan I cooked two pack so Oriental Ramen noodles. I just cooked the noodles. I added the season packets to the cabbage that was cooking.
I also added these spices….
No…I didn’t measure it out…just a shake or two of them all. The one in the back is garlic powder.
About then I looked in the refrigerator and saw I have two ears of sweet corn that I thought I could use up too so I cut the corn off the cobs and threw that is too along with several generous shakes of soy sauce.
I am a real casual cook…use what have, shakes and no measurements….it wall turns out just fine. Here’s how it looked. You can see that cabbage totally cooked down.
I had a bowl full right away…I love this kind of food. It’s easy and simple and uses up the things that need to get used up. I love no waste type of meals.
I would be sure to put a little extra soy sauce on the table when serving this. I had the grandkids here and then don’t use as much soy sauce as I might otherwise use.
In the past I’ve made this only used chicken for the meat and used chicken flavored ramen noodles. If I have more people eating I add another pack of ramens…2 or 3 packs works fine.
Not a fancy meal, not a glamorous meal but seriously…I love it.