Introduction: The Best 2-Minute Noodles

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This little instructable is my first instructable and it is on

How to make the best 2-minute noodles!

This is great quick meal (Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner) and is so versatile. At the moment i am a poor University student who hasn't got a job and is living off Government handouts so my food budget is very small.

My flat mate will tell you straight away that they are NOT the best 2-minute noodles but rather the worse 2-minute noodles EVER but that's just her opinion. I got hooked on this idea from my Girlfriend who enjoys tomato sauce on pretty much anything and everything.

Step 1: What You Need...

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Here are the ingredients that you will need:

  • 2-Minute Noodles (Beef or Chicken....i prefer Beef but beggars can't be choosers)
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Butter (Or some sort of Tablespread)
  • Small to Medium Pot
    • Strainer

As you can see, this is a very simple recipe.

Step 2: Cooking the Noodles

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Here are the steps for cooking...they are pretty simple

1. Fill pot with hot water

2. Place pot on stove set to HIGH

3. Once the water is boiling, Break noodles and place in pot

4. Stir once or twice to make sure the noodles aren't sticking to the bottom

5. Once noodles are cooked (takes about 2/3 minutes)

6. Strain well

Step 3: Saucing the Noodles

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Time to sauce the Noodles

Once you have strained the noodles well, Add them to your bowl
Get a fork and get a good scrapping of butter/table spread
Give the noodles a good covering with the butter which gives the noodles some extra flavour...of butter

Now, depending on how many packets of noodles you cooked, you need to slowly add some tomato sauce and stir it through the noodles.
Start with a little bit and then work it through and then add some more

You DON'T want to completely cover all the noodles with tomato sauce so that its dripping from it
You can just a good coverage so that the sauce sticks to the noodles and ISN'T dripping from them

Add the seasoning from the packets that came with the noodles but this is only an option to give the noodles some more flavour

Step 4: Dig In!

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And here you have it!
My abomination of 2-Minute Noodles With Tomato Sauce

I also add my seasoning in for good measure


Yerboogieman (author)2009-08-08

Vegemite! Yes!

jessyratfink (author)2007-09-28

Any of those quick noodle/ramen things give me migraines, I'm guessing due to all the artificial ingredients and preservatives. :( But I tend to do stuff like this with rice noodles. You can make a really tasty broccoli/soy/sesame noodle dish in less than ten minutes the way I do it! And how much butter do you put it? That looks like a lot more than a "light covering"!

bruno13069 (author)jessyratfink2008-05-06

The headache's probably from the MSG in the seasoning packet. "Muu-shu migraines" are more common than you think. Best solution: create your own oriental style seasoning. Second best solution: don't use the whole packet of seasoning.

Bartboy (author)bruno130692009-03-17

But you can buy a huge variety of brands that do not have msg in them.

Bartboy (author)Bartboy2009-03-17

I know it is a late reply.

My mom works for 3 different health magazines and she says that is probably because of the smell of it and the taste beacuse your brain knows when something is fake so your brain (and stomach probably) are telling you not to eat that. Also if you eat a really health diet then thats why beacuse your body is more acomdated tworards health food (naturall not processed)

oh really :-\? i thought the x-treme MSG was in the seasoning packet only? anyway, i think there are some low sodium (good luck finding it lol), or an organic noodle packet, like instead of salt, msg, and dehidrated stock, they use herbs and junk lol. Try Cregers (if you got one near ya :-\)

The noodles themselves are normally pretty low quality. And what's the point of buying ramen to only use the noodles? I always used the seasoning packet when I was still attempting to eat ramen. Figured I'd get my money's worth. :P I have found a rice noodle soup from Wild Oats, though. They're pretty tasty when I'm feeling lazy. The Thai ginger one is right tasty, and it comes with a chili oil packet to make it fancy, haha. Also, the noodles aren't fried and the sodium is much lower than conventional ramen. Yay!

downgrade (author)jessyratfink2008-10-19

I don't like the texture of rice noodles though :/ As unhealthy as they may be, I like the wheat based noodles

Oily Seldon (author)jessyratfink2007-09-28

Well it was only like a shaving of butter but because of the angle it made it look like a massive chunk of it :S I normally use Nuttelex which is like a soy based spread and tastes amazing but i haven't been shopping for a bit so i had to make with what i had Cheers

andyhuntdesigns (author)2008-06-28

Is that plain tomato sauce or ketchup? If it's tomato sauce, I don't see why this is so gross. If it's ketchup, you should be ashamed of yourself.

It's just plain tomato sauce, i dont think we can even get Ketchup in Australia.

zorro3355 (author)2007-11-21

WOW!your flat-mate is right!

Ikelim (author)2007-10-29

Mi Goreng noodles are a great and cheap way to eat They are ridiculously cheap and yummy

IamTheCreator (author)2007-10-06

Oh, because you said flat-mate.

IamTheCreator (author)2007-10-05

Are from your Australia, just wondering because of 1. your vocab. and 2. The bottle of vegemite and the brands you have.

Yes and Yes ...but how did my vocab give it away?

krisspy (author)2007-10-02

if your on a really tight budget, you cant go wrong with the asian selection...try Migoreng, their dirt cheap at about $7 for a box of 30 none the less they taste fantastic...ive actually lived for a week eating only these...made me feel sick though

Azn Hitman (author)2007-10-02


bonbot (author)2007-10-02

eww! hahaha. tragic! and i live with you, so i guess that makes me tragic by default...

iraqniphobia (author)2007-10-01

Don't fill the pot with hot water. Use cold water. Water heaters are very disgusting inside and should never be used for cooking.

The water inside...not the actual water heater...yeah.

Oily Seldon (author)iraqniphobia2007-10-01

Oh ok, I've never looked inside one before but i thought boiling the water would kill pretty much all the germs in it Point ill remember your comment Cheers

iraqniphobia (author)Oily Seldon2007-10-01

It's more than just germs. Gunk just builds up in them over time, and it can affect taste as well. It may take a few second more to boil cold water, but it's generally worth it in my opinion.

hyraspray (author)2007-09-28

I must say that your recipe sounds truly revolting. Alternatively, have you thought about buying some better quality instant noodles? Some good noodle reviews are listed here. Hope this helps :)

Oily Seldon (author)hyraspray2007-09-28

Well i guess you'll get along with my flatmate Yeah i've had those noodles before because there heaps of Asian Supermarkets around where and i live and love Asian foods but this treat and beer goes down well after a long day at unii Cheers

hyraspray (author)Oily Seldon2007-09-28

Aha, you didn't mention the beer!

Oily Seldon (author)hyraspray2007-09-28

haha well i'm not saying it tastes that bad that you need to be intoxicated, its like wine and fish

Ezza (author)2007-09-27

Hell Yeah. I Picked an Australian recipe as soon as I saw the words "2 Minute Noodles". I was kind of hoping that the Vegemite would be an ingredient though. Now that would be a taste sensation.

Oily Seldon (author)Ezza2007-09-27

Hahaha mmm maybe next time hey? i was thinking about getting the bench all clean and tidy but then i though it might give it more character Cheers

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