Asian-flavored chilli oil ramen has recently attracted a lot of attention. This tasty and flavorful chilli oil ramen is easy to make, budget-friendly, and ready in about 15 minutes.
As the name suggests, this ramen is cooked with a spicy oil that adds a unique kick to the dish. This might be an ideal weeknight meal that you can whip together in no time. This requires little to no preparation. After a long day at work, this 15-minute meal can help you avoid ordering takeout.
Reasons to Love Chilli Oil Ramen
You will love this chilli oil noodle recipe because it is
- Made with fewer ingredients
- Ready in under 15 minutes
Ramen: Use any brand of instant ramen noodles pack for this recipe. You may prepare chilli oil noodles with any noodles pack, although it will take a little longer than instant ones.
Garlic: Many people referred to this dish as garlic chilli oil noodles because garlic is a key element in the recipe and adds a great flavor to the dish.
Spring Onions: The addition of spring onions or green onions to the dish adds freshness and flavor.
Chilli Flakes: Red chilli flakes, a spicy flavor that ups the dish's level of spiciness, are another important component.
Oil: I prefer sesame oil while cooking Asian recipes. If you don't have sesame oil, you can substitute any vegetable oil.
Soy Sauce: I would recommend using low sodium soy sauce.
Vinegar: I used apple cider vinegar in this recipe. However, rice wine vinegar can also be used.
Others: Addition of sesame seeds gives a nutty flavor and crunch. Use salt for seasoning.
How to make Chilli Oil Ramen
Prepare this simple chilli oil noodles recipe by following the step-by-step directions.
This quick chilli oil noodles recipe has two parts: one is to cook the noodles and other one is to stir fry the noodles in chilli oil.
Cook the ramen noodles according per the package directions. After draining the water, set the noodles aside. Avoid overcooking the noodles, cook them Al Dente.
Meanwhile in a bowl, combine the red chilli flakes, soy sauce, and vinegar. Set aside once thoroughly combined.
Now, add minced garlic and finely chopped spring onion to hot oil in a nonstick skillet and stir constantly.
Add the vinegar, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes mixture in the noodles. Add the cooked noodles right away, season with salt, and toss until completely coated.
Turn off the heat and sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped spring onion on top.
A bowl of chilli oil ramen is freshly made and served immediately. I like to top my chili oil noodle with a sunny side up egg.
You can also serve this dish with some fresh cucumber salad or cool beverages to balance out the spice level.
I've provided the simplest chili oil ramen recipe, but you can definitely elevate it by including your preferred protein. If you are a non-vegetarian, you can add meat to the dish such as chicken, beef, or pork. Shrimp can also be added to the chilli oil ramen.
Vegan population can add tofu and other vegetables including mushroom, broccoli etc. in the dish.
This Asian noodle recipe is a quick dish hence, you can cook fresh. However, you may make it faster by cooking the noodles ahead of time, draining the water, drizzling oil over them, and storing them. Oil prevents the noodles from sticking together.
Chilli Oil Ramen
- 2 packs Ramen Noodles
- 3-4 nos Garlic Cloves minced
- 1-2 teaspoon Chilli Flakes adjust spice level according to taste bud
- 2 stalks Spring Onions chopped
- 2 tablespoon Soy Sauce
- 1-2 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- ½ teaspoon Sesame Seeds
- 3-4 tablespoon Sesame Oil
- Salt to taste
- Cook the ramen noodles according to the directions on the package. Drain the water later, then set the noodles aside.
- Add red chilli flakes to a bowl, followed by soy sauce and vinegar. Set aside after thoroughly mixing.
- Now heat oil in a non-stick pan, immediately add minced garlic and chopped spring onion and stir continuously.
- Add the mixture of chilli flakes, vinegar and soy sauce.
- Now immediately add cooked noodles, season with salt and toss well until the noodles are properly coated.
- Turn off the heat and add sesame seeds and chopped spring onion on top.
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