Sesame Ramen Noodles


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Sesame Ramen Noodles are a flavorful quick dish and it may just become a lunchtime staple for you! Tender crisp green onions are sauteed in sesame oil and tossed with instant ramen in a delicious ginger sauce!

You can try serving this dish as a companion to easy pepper steak or pineapple teriyaki chicken. Or, serve it up alongside garlic grilled shrimp, and make several other pretty side dishes to go with it for a fun Japanese-themed supper!

Sesame ramen noodles prepared in a serving dish.

To Make Ramen Noodle Sauce

It’s best to have all your ingredients ready ahead of time so that you can just toss everything in the hot pan.

  1. Prepare green onions, garlic, and ginger.
  2. Boil the instant ramen (see recipe below).
  3. Make the sauce and toss with the noodles. Top with extra green onion and sesame seeds

Two images showing the steps to prepare sesame ginger sauce with noodles.

How to Toast Sesame Seeds

When it comes to sesame seeds, toasted definitely has the best flavor. You can also purchase toasted seeds to keep on hand.

To start, preheat a dry skillet on medium. To save dishes, use the same pan you plan to make the noodles in.

  • When hot, sprinkle the raw sesame seeds in the pan and shake or move the seeds around with a spatula until they start to turn slightly brown. Watch carefully that the seeds don’t burn. This should only take about 30 seconds to a minute.
  • Once you see a color change, scrape the seeds into a bowl immediately.

Try making enough to keep on hand in the freezer in a ziplock bag, so that next time, you can skip this step!

What to Add to Sesame Ramen Noodles

Though these noodles are so delicious they need no additions and I often serve them as a side dish but of course you can add proteins and veggies to make a ramen stir fry.  Feel free to mix it up any way you choose!

  • Try adding in some thinly sliced beef, or some shredded chicken.
  • Bamboo shoots or baby corn would taste so authentic!
  • Spicy chili bean paste…why not?
  • Add lots of broth and a soft boiled egg with a drizzle of tamari on top for the perfect meal!

Overview of sesame ramen noodles prepared in a pan.

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Sesame Ramen Noodles

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Pasta
Cuisine Asian
This recipe has all the incredible umami flavor of a Japanese noodle house; you’ll want to make it again and again!

Ingredients

  • 2 packages ramen noodles seasoning packets discarded
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 green onions finely sliced & whites/greens divided
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Toasted sesame seeds for serving
Sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes or sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar

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Instructions

  1. Boil ramen noodles 3 minutes or just until tender, drain well. Do not overcook. Meanwhile, whisk sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.

  2. Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add ginger, garlic and whites of green onions. Cook just until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add remaining sauce ingredients and 1/2 of the remaining green onions. Simmer 1 minute.
  4. Stir in ramen, cook 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Top with remaining green onions and sesame seeds.

Recipe Notes

  • Vegetables are great added to this recipe. Simply stir fry cabbage or other favorite veggies before adding the sauce.
  • Leftover protein can be added to make this a full meal.
  • Ramen noodles can be substituted with an equal amount of any other thin noodle.
Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit
Nutrition Information
Calories: 296, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Sodium: 1070mg, Potassium: 112mg, Carbohydrates: 29g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 5g, Vitamin A: 127%, Vitamin C: 2%, Calcium: 22%, Iron: 2%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Sesame Ramen

 

Sesame ramen noodles in a white serving dish.
Sesame Ramen Noodles in a white serving dish.
Top image - sesame ramen noodles in a white serving dish. Bottom dish - sesame ramen noodles in a frying pan, garnished with green onions.

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  1. Is there a gluten free alternative to the Raman noodle. This recipe sounds so good I would like to try it but I have not seen a gluten free ramen.

    1. Hi Judy, we have never tried this recipe with gluten free noodles but you could try it with rice noodles. Let us know how it turns out!