This Sesame Ramen dish is such an addictive treat. Crisp green onions are sauteed in sesame oil & tossed with instant ramen in a spicy garlic ginger sauce.
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.
- Prepare green onions, garlic, and ginger.
- Boil the instant ramen (see recipe below).
- Make the sauce and toss with the noodles. Top with extra green onion and sesame seeds
- ▢2 packages ramen noodles seasoning packets discarded
- ▢2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger (ADD EXTRA IF ADDING MEAT)
- ▢2 cloves garlic (ADD EXTRA IF ADDING MEAT)
- ▢3 green onions finely sliced & whites/greens divided
- ▢3 tablespoons oil
- ▢Toasted sesame seeds for serving
- ▢1 ½ tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- ▢1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- ▢½ teaspoon brown sugar or honey
- ▢¼ teaspoon red chili flakes or sriracha
- ▢1 tablespoon water
- ▢2 teaspoons rice vinegar
Boil ramen noodles 3 minutes or just until tender, drain well. Do not overcook. Meanwhile, whisk sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
Heat oil over medium-high heat. Add ginger, garlic and whites of green onions. Cook just until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
Add remaining sauce ingredients and ½ of the remaining green onions. Simmer 1 minute.
Stir in ramen, cook 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Top with remaining green onions and sesame seeds.
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.