Sunday, May 11, 2014

Spicy Black Ramen Bowl

I have had the most beautiful weekend in the Ozark Mountains, spending time with my sister and doing a lot of yoga.  I'll tell you all about it, but in the mean time, here is a super simple weeknight dinner recipe.

Awhile back, I was strolling through the isles at Whole Foods when this popped out at me.  Forbidden rice RAMEN?!  Yes, I will have some of that, please.  Forbidden rice is a tasty, highly nutritious grain that I discovered in college.  To have it in noodle form sounded amazing, so I decided to cook up a bowl.

This is a really simple dish, perfect for a weeknight or a weekend night when you don't want to cook.  I made this up a few weeks back after a long day of yard work.  I needed something hot, nutritious and spicy!

Spicy Black Ramen Bowl

1 serving black ramen noodles
1/2 package wild wood sprouted tofu, cubed
2 cups chopped baby portabellos
1 tsp olive oil
1 jalapeno, de-seeded and chopped small
1/4 cup raw cashews
2 tbs sesame seeds
1/2 cup broccoli straws
1 cup vegetable stock
2 tbs tamari

  • Cook ramen noodles in water, per package instructions.
  • While ramen is cooking, chop veggies.
  • Warm a medium sauce pan on medium/high heat.
  • Heat oil in pan.
  • Add mushrooms and jalapeno and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Once ramen is done, drain and rinse with cold water.
  • Add ramen, vegetable stock, tamari, cashews and tofu to pot.
  • Bring to boil, then reduce to a simmer.  Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to serving bowl, sprinkle sesame seeds and broccoli straws.
  • Enjoy!

Note:  If you don't want it so spicy, omit or decrease jalapeno.  If you want to take it up a knotch, squirt some sriracha on top of your finished bowl!

As you can see, this dinner was accompanied by a nice glass of wine.  This is the one and only bottle I've had since the Arbonne detox.  While it was nice, it took me quite awhile to drink it, and I didn't want to make it a weekend habit.  

Easy peasy, delicious dinner to make up any time of year!  The black rice is incredibly flavorful, just the perfect amount of stick, and filling.  The broccoli straws on top are a nice contrast in texture.  Give it a try!

Have you tried black ramen yet?

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