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How to Make Your Instant Ramen Even Better

How to Make Your Instant Ramen Even Better

Whether it’s the comfort food of your childhood, favorite college snack or late night meal of choice in your twenties, ramen is the easy one-pot meal that likely found its way into your kitchen — and your heart. No matter how advanced your palate, the combination of rich, warm broth and chewy, slippery noodles is tough to beat. Luckily, there are plenty of simple ways to transform instant noodles into fancy ramen, especially if you replace that salty seasoning packet with the garlic and herb notes of Hidden Valley® Ranch. Get slurpin’ serious with these easy instant ramen hacks.

How to Top That Ramen

• Shredded chicken

• Sliced beef

• Cooked broccoli

• Sliced scallions

• Cooked corn

• Soft-boiled egg

• Toasted sesame seeds

• Furikake seasoning

• Bean sprouts

• Steamed bok choy

Chicken and Ranch Ramen

Serves 2


2½ cups chicken broth

1 pack ramen noodles (omit the packet)

1 teaspoon Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Seasoning and Salad Dressing Mix Shaker

1 teaspoon butter

1 cup shredded chicken

½ scallion, green part only, thinly sliced


Bring the chicken broth to boil in a small saucepan. Add the noodles and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the ranch seasoning and continue to cook for another 30 seconds.

Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the butter until incorporated. Stir in the chicken and transfer to serving bowls. Make it fancy and top with scallions. Serve immediately.

Optional add-ins:

  • Ground turkey or beef
  • 1 egg (it will poach in the hot broth)
  • Spinach
  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Broccoli
  • Mushrooms
  • Bean sprouts
  • Mint
  • Cilantro
  • Basil
  • Sesame seeds, seaweed or furikake seasoning 

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