Shiitake Mushroom Ramen To-Go


Create a comforting lunch to-go with ramen in a jar! Earthy shiitake mushrooms and noodles in a rich broth will brighten your lunchtime and fill you up for the afternoon. You can choose any of your favorite Asian-style noodles, but ramen or yakisoba work especially well in this recipe.

Makes: 4 servings
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced
4 tablespoons chicken bouillon paste or broth base
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon Asian-style hot sauce (such as sriracha)
2 cups shredded carrots
5 green onions, white and green portion sliced
8 ounces Asian noodles, cooked according to package directions
1 cup diced cucumber
½ cup chopped, fresh cilantro
Four 16-ounce, wide-mouth jars with lids.
¾ cup boiling water for each jar, when ready to serve.


Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and cook until browned and tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

Stir bouillon paste, soy sauce and hot sauce in a small bowl. Spoon equal amount into bottom of each jar.

Divide carrots in two portions. Sprinkle ¼ cup of carrots into each jar. Top with an equal amount of green onions and remaining carrots. Add mushrooms to jars and top with 2 ounces of noodles. Lastly, add ¼ cup of diced cucumber and 2 tablespoons of cilantro.

Store jars in the refrigerator for up to three days. When ready to serve, boil ¾ cup of water. Pour water into the jar. Stir well and enjoy.


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