Top Ramen is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen; so yummy yet so cheap. I'm in college, I don't have to resources to boil a pot of water to make my favorite soup, so I looked for an alternative. With some ingenuity and your everyday dorm microwave you can now have you own oriental cuisine any time you want.
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Step 1: Measure out 2 cups of water into your bowl of choice.

Use Pyrex because it won't explode when you put it in the microwave, unlike styrofoam, foil, or hamsters. Oh, and make sure you have the ramen too. Some people will say that using the "ramen-noodle-in-a-cup-with-vegetables" variety is easier since you only have to boil the water. Noodles in a cup are for wusses. And besides, why would you want vegetables in your noodles? It ruins the whole premise.

Step 2: Microwave bowl and water for 3 minutes so the water is really hot.

Since microwaves heat the water from every direction, not just the bottom like stoves, you will never have boiling. It does get hot enough to make the noodles though.

Step 3: Put the noodles in the bowl.

It's a good idea to break up the noodles so they are all in the water and receive equal amounts of heat and moisture from the hot water.

Step 4: Microwave the noodles for 5 minutes.

If you have time, its a good idea to stir the noodles every minute but it is not absolutly required. The pictures show the noodles in progression of how it breaks down each minute.

Step 5: Put the "Artificial Beef Flavoring" in the bowl you're eating from.

Some will say to put it in with the ramen but that makes clean up all messy and nasty.

Step 6: When you're done, put everything in the sink and hope your roommate takes care of it.

bluzeslider8 years ago
Cooking with plastic in a microwave oven will cause toxins which the plastic is made of to seep into your food. Same with those wonderful popcorn bags. Do the research!! Russia has banned microwaves from use. Check it out!!
Laminar9 years ago
Not quite true - water boils in the microwave just like any other heat source. Under just the right circumstances (such sitting very still in a very smooth-walled container) water can rise above 100 deg c without boiling, which can be dangerous, but this has nothing to do with being heated from all sides. Don't believe me? Just stick a big cup of water in there and let it run for maybe 10-15 minutes. It will be boiling its heart out by the end.