Lazy High Protein Vegan Ramen With Fried Edamame

February 21, 2023
One of the reasons I like my current location is that winters are mild. Back home, ice and snow are ubiquitous. But here, it mostly just rains during winter. Last week, we had a few days that got up into the 60s and even one day that was 70. But then, it randomly snapped and was 30°F. All day while working, I thought of my favorite local ramen restaurant back home. How I would have loved to order takeaway! So instead, I used what I had in the refrigerator and pantry and whipped up my own. While nothing compares to my beloved ramen shop back home, this meal definitely scratched the itch and warmed me from the inside.

The reason I call this lazy is that I used packaged noodles and store-bought Ocean's Halo Thai Coconut Broth. If you want to fancy it up and make you own, more power to you. One busy, cold days, I personally keep it simple. ;)

It should be noted, I made this meal for myself. If you are feeding more than 1 person, simply increase the amount of ingredients accordingly.
vegan ramen garnished with tofu and vegetables in a white bowl, with wooden chopsticks sticking out of the bowl. It's on a dark brown countertop.

Lazy High Protein Vegan Ramen With Fried Edamame

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  • 1/4 block Firm tofu
  • 1 serving Ramen Noodles
  • 1.5–2 cups Thai coconut broth
  • 1/4 cup Shelled edamame
  • Handful Spinach
  • 1–2 Green onion, chopped
  • Handful Carrots, grated
  • 4 tsp Oil (that's 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon)
  • Optional Sriracha, for added heat
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1. Prepare your noodles per package instructions.

2. Heat broth in small or medium sauce pan over medium heat.

3. Meanwhile, prepare edamame. I am rather obsessed with air-frying it. Here’s how:

4. Toss edamame in 1 tsp oil. Air fry for 10 minutes at 375°F. Or you can just steam or boil it.

5. While edamame cooks, fry tofu in 1 tbs oil over medium high heat until golden brown. Set aside.

6. Grate carrots, wash spinach if needed and chop green onions.

7. Finally, assemble your lazy ramen. I put noodles in first, then poured broth over, then added the rest.

8. Voila. Enjoy some high protein comfort food.

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