Ramen Fried Rice
Simple. Crunchy. Easy. Don't sleep on cheap eats. This ramen fried rice might be one of the best things I've ever made.
Written by Doobydobap
Ramen Fried Rice
One of my favorite places in Korea is Euljiro. It's one of the oldest parts of the city, packed with old shops selling hardware. It's a weird place, with glimpses of the old city juxtaposed with the new. Both newly built shiny highrises and dilapidated corrugated steel shops coexist, a rare sight in a city as hyper-modern and trend sensitive as Seoul.
When I was shopping for textiles for my aprons (which are coming soon..!), I saw that the store owners were all ordering ramen and fried rice for lunch. I asked around and found out that a little corner store was tucked away on the side of the market that sold fried rice ramen and delivered it to the market vendors. I found the concept so fascinating and filmed a video showcasing this corner store.
It blew up on TikTok, and I got asked to recreate the recipe. It's a little different from the original place because I wanted a bowl of fried rice that was fluffy and crunchy at the same time. I hope you enjoy this recipe!
- 1 cup ramen of your choice
- 200g (2 cups) cooked day-old white rice or instant rice
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp neutral oil
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- ½ tsp sesame seeds
- Open the cup ramen and set aside the spice packet.
- Crush the noodles.
- Heat a pan on medium heat. Add 1 tbsp of neutral oil once the pan comes up to temperature.
- Add the crushed ramen noodles. Stir continuously and move around the pan to toast evenly and not burn it.
- After 2 minutes, the crushed noodles should be golden brown and crispy.
- Set aside in another bowl. Add ⅓ of the spice packet to the crispy noodles while hot. Mix to combine. Reserve 2 tbsp of the crispy noodles for garnish later.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the rice, egg, and rest of the spice packet. Mix well until all the rice granules are covered with the egg.
- Heat a large non-stick or well-seasoned pan on high. Add the butter in.
- Once the butter has melted, add the egg and rice mixture to the pan.
- Spread the rice mixture thinly, leaving holes in between for the steam to escape.
- Stir the rice and fry until the egg on the rice has cooked. This process will take around 4 minutes. Toss to combine.
- Add the crispy noodles to the fried rice. Toss to combine.
- Drizzle in the sesame oil and sesame seeds into the cup ramen container. Add the crispy ramen, then add the fried rice. Make sure to pack the rice firmly so that it will hold its shape. Enjoy!!!
Hi, I’m Tina aka Doobydobap!
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