Picture of Ramen Noodle & The Neglegted Spice Packet!
  This is a quick FYI post to let people know about the many uses for an unused spice pack from a pack of Ramen Noodles.  They kick around in a draw, you have some in a bag, or they lay to waste on a shelf.  Well I say: NO MORE!
  Last night this came to me while I was eating broccoli I had steamed.  This delicious creation had the water seasoned with a chicken ramen seasoning pack.  It boils down to this (no pun intended), any place you are boiling or steaming and need salt, you can use a seasoning pack.  I regularly use the for rice, pasta, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, and even grits (instructables.com/id/Kiss-My-Chicken-Grits/).

  I've been doing this for years and hope you can get some use out of this info. Thanks
iceng2 years ago
You may have to PM Penolopy Bulnick to see if she accepts a green shift :-)
iceng2 years ago
So, I cook up three packets and only use one seasoning packet;
  • Mix a bit of olive oil to keep the boiling foam down.
  • Mix in several hot dogs sliced into circles and boil together
  • Drain and keep a cup of the liquid
  • Brown a  1/3 stick of butter
  • Mix drained noodles and boiled hot dog slices with butter in pan
  • Sprinkle and stir garlic powder to taste
  • Add ketchup again to taste
  • Over low heat pour the cup of previously collected boil juice and mix gently
  • When the mixture is absorbed it is ready
  • Serve   " Daddy's Spaghetti  " to grand children and even some adults when camping in the wilds of Nevada's huge empty spaces :-)
  • Plus you have two unused seasoning packets for other applications !
onrust (author)  iceng2 years ago
Thats a gret dish "daddy". I thought you had more skills than just hanging pots and pans in the kitchen. lol
ironsmiter2 years ago
They also make a workable (beef/chicken/vegetable)broth substitute.
Add a packet to a cup of hot water, and instant broth.
MUCH cheaper than running to the store and buying the cubes.
Not quality broth for sure, but if you have piles of ramen spice packets laying around... you ATE THE RAMEN. You can't be THAT picky :-)

My final use is... well, in college, we used to go through a LOT of ramen, and we had a pretzel jar re purposed to save the spare packets. Every once in a while, we'd do salt-crusted steaks using the packets. talk about flavorful and juicy.
onrust (author)  ironsmiter2 years ago
Meat marinade. Nice! Thanks