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Spicy Ramen Noodle Recipe

This is an easy Spicy Ramen Noodle Recipe that you can make in under 10 minutes. Ramen noodles are mixed together with a spicy Asian sauce and fresh green onions. You can pair any protein like shrimp, chicken or tofu along with additional vegetables if you like! 

Spicy Ramen Noodle with fork.

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SPICY RAMEN NOODLE RECIPE

Did you eat ramen in college? 

I remember it being a popular, cheap option for college kids back when I went to University of Illinois. 

Today I am taking that packaged ramen and turning it up a notch – forget that sodium filled seasoning in the package and create your own homemade sauce to go with the noodles. 

I like being able to control the ingredients in this recipe and knowing exactly what is in my ramen. 

This easy spicy ramen recipe takes packaged ramen and adds a spicy Asian sauce along with chopped green onions to create a delicious bowl of ramen in under 10 minutes. 

I love pairing seafood, chicken, pork, tofu or vegetables with this easy ramen recipe. 

If you aren’t a big fan of spicy food you can take the spice down a bit or add more for those that like an even spicier dish! 

And for those that love ramen noodles check out this Spicy Asian Chicken Noodle Soup or this Asian Ramen Noodle Salad

Spicy Ramen Noodle in a bowl.

I love making Asian noodle dishes like this Easy Chicken Ramen Noodle Stir Fry, or these Easy Korean Noodles Recipe.

I also really like spicy food – the spicier the better for me. 

If you like spice you have to try this Spicy Thai Basil Chicken Stir-Fry or this Firecracker Chicken

HOW TO MAKE RAMEN SPICY

If you are like me you like your ramen spicy!

Here are some ways to spice up your next ramen dish.

Keep in mind each of these ingredients has different levels of spice so you have to add a small amount and taste as you go.

SRIRACHA

HOT PEPPERS LIKE JALAPEÑOS, CHILI PEPPERS

SAMBAL OELEK

CHILI SAUCE

CRUSHRED RED PEPPER

CAYENNE RED PEPPER

CHILI POWDER

Spicy Ramen Noodle Recipe in a pot.

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THIS SPICY RAMEN NOODLE RECIPE? 

  • RAMEN

  • SESAME OIL

  • GREEN ONIONS

  • GINGER

  • SOY SAUCE

  • FISH SAUCE 

  • CHILI POWDER 

  • SRIRACHA

Spicy Ramen Noodle Recipe in a pan.

HOW DO YOU MAKE SPICY RAMEN?

This recipe comes together in under 10 minutes. You will love how easy it is! 

Start by heating the sesame oil in a large pan over medium heat.

Add the white parts of the chopped scallion and cook until softened, around 2 minutes.

Spicy Ramen Noodle Recipe with onions.

Add the minced garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, around 1 minute.

Add the ramen noodles and toss to incorporate.

Spicy Ramen Noodle Recipe with noodles.

Add the soy sauce, fish sauce, chili powder, Sriracha and the green parts of the chopped scallion, toss and turn and cook for 4 more minutes or until everything is well coated with the sauce.

Spicy Ramen Noodle Recipe with onions.

Serve and top with sesame seeds and more Sriracha.

Spicy Ramen Noodle Recipe in a pan.

TIPS AND MODIFICATIONS FOR THIS SPICY RAMEN NOODLE RECIPE

  • RAMEN: When I make this I buy the packets of ramen and discard the spices that are included. You can use any variety of ramen noodles you can find! 
  • HEAT: You can control the heat. If you like extra spicy add more Sriracha or chili garlic sauce. You can also add in crushed red pepper or any hot sauce. 
  • VEGETABLES: Fresh vegetables are a great addition to these ramen noodles. I will often add matchstick carrots, thinly cut zucchini, edamame, mushrooms, tomatoes or bell pepper. 
  • GREENS: Greens are a great addition to this dish. I try to find bok choy, swiss chard or mustard greens but kale, spinach or arugula also work nicely. 
  • GARNISHES: I love garnishes with this dish. I often add sesame seeds, parsley, cilantro or hot sauce. 

Spicy Ramen Noodle Recipe with green onions.

WHAT CAN I PAIR WITH THIS SPICY RAMEN NOODLE RECIPE?

SEAFOOD: I like pairing ramen noodles with seafood. Some favorites are this Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp, Honey Garlic Sriracha Shrimp, Black Sea Bass Recipe, Air Fryer Cod and this Baked Cod with Lemon.

BEEF: Beef can be another nice option with these spicy ramen noodles. Some I enjoy making are this Asian Marinated Flank Steak, Mongolian Beef or these Asian Beef Bites

PORK: Pork is another great pairing for this ramen. I like making this pulled pork, Easy Thai Pork Stir-Fry or this Easy Garlic Ginger Sticky Pork

Spicy Ramen Noodle Recipe with logo.

WHAT CAN I ADD TO HOMEMADE SPICY RAMEN?

PROTEIN: There is a variety of proteins that you can add to your ramen noodles. Chicken, steak, bacon, pork, lamb, seafood like shrimp or salmon work great. I also like tofu if you want a vegetarian option. 

VEGETABLES: Vegetables go great in a ramen noodle dish. Some I like are bell peppers, carrots, radish, celery, mushrooms, tomatoes, zucchini, broccoli, greens or cauliflower. 

HERBS: Fresh herbs can take your ramen to the next level. Try parsley, cilantro or basil. 

GREENS: Greens are also a nice addition. I love bok choy, swiss chard or kale.

EGGS: You could add your favorite egg to the ramen. I especially love hard boiled eggs

KIMCHI: I love kimchi and it works great on ramen. You can make your own by following this recipe. 

Spicy Ramen Noodle with fork.

Spicy Ramen Noodle Recipe

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This is an easy Spicy Ramen Noodle Recipe that you can make in under 10 minutes. Ramen noodles are mixed together with a spicy Asian sauce and fresh green onions.

Ingredients

  • 3 - 4 ounce packages of ramen noodle packages, discard the seasoning, cooked according to the package
  • 3 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 6-8 scallions, green and white parts chopped, separate the white and green parts
  • 4 garlic cloves, mined
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated or 1 teaspoon of ginger paste
  • 4 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons Sriracha chili garlic sauce {or more for spicier}

Instructions

    1. Heat the sesame oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the white parts of the chopped scallion and cook until softened, around 2 minutes.
    2. Add the minced garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, around 1 minute.
    3. Add the ramen noodles and toss to incorporate.
    4. Add the soy sauce, fish sauce, chili powder, Sriracha and the green parts of the chopped scallion, toss and turn and cook for 4 more minutes or until everything is well coated with the sauce.
    5. Serve and top with sesame seeds and more Sriracha.

Notes

You can add chicken or veggies to make it a complete meal.
Other additional ingredients I like are mushrooms, edamame, tofu, vegetables, peanuts or shrimp.

For the level of spice- I start with 1-2 teaspoons of Sriracha and go from there. You can always add more if you like more spice!

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