20 Minute Veggie Ramen Noodles with Sesame Fried Eggs.
20 minute ramen noodles are a must-make this week!
I mean, look at that. Easy. Delicious. Full of flavor!
Dinner is on the table in minutes.
And that egg! Oh we are going to talk about that egg.
These noodles are a spin off of the my 15 minute sesame ramen noodles from my last cookbook. Those are a major favorite in the book – easily one of the most popular recipes.
But these ones have more veggies, a slightly different sauce and then… the egg. All here for you!
Today, we’re starting with a ton of shiitake mushrooms, carrots and scallions. Sautéing that all and adding a delicious mixture of garlic and soy sauce and honey and sesame. YUM.
Then stirring in ramen noodles!
They soak up some of the sauce and really hold flavor. The noodles are light and airy and also seriously comforting at the same time.
But let’s get to the juiciest part.
Let’s talk about these egg!
Remember a few years ago when I was obsessed with olive oil fried eggs? I think they became big in 2014, right around the time I had Max. I LOVED making a good olive oil fried egg, because the edges got super crispy but the yolk stayed creamy. It’s the best thing ever, trust me.
This is that, but with toasted sesame oil. Oh heck yes. We love toasted sesame oil so much in this house. Eddie marinates his chicken in it for lunches each week. I use it as a drizzle on dishes and of course, to make said sesame ramen noodles from The Pretty Dish.
These eggs are my new favorite eggs.
It’s no secret that eggs are my favorite food. As least at the moment. I love them any and all ways.
Topping these noodles with an egg makes the meal super satisfying. Nourishing. It’s easy and simple and just loaded with flavor.
Also one could argue that topping these noodles with an egg makes this breakfast. I do not disagree.
I’m super into making ramen at home. The soup ramen! It’s much easier to throw together than you’d think too. I love this bacon and egg ramen, this pulled pork ramen and especially this leftover turkey ramen which is perfect for next month.
Of course, if you just want to use the noodles like this, I also like to use them in these peanut noodles. Ridiculously good.
This is the versatile, flavorful comfort food we need right now.
20 Minute Ramen Noodles
20 Minute Veggie Ramen Noodles with Sesame Fried Eggs
- 6 ounces ramen noodles
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 10 ounces sliced shiitake mushrooms
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 4 green onions, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- toasted sesame seeds, for topping
- sesame fried eggs
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 2 or 4 eggs (or however many you want!)
- Bring a pot of water to a boil for the noodles. One it’s boiling, add the noodles - they only take about 3 to 5 minutes. Discard any flavor packets. Once the noodles are done, drain them, reserving a few tablespoons of the pasta water.
- While the water is coming to a boil for the noodles, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add in the mushrooms and stir. Cook for 5 minutes, until the mushrooms soften a but. Stir in the garlic, carrots and green onions (I reserve a few for topping). Cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, honey and vinegar.
- Add the noodles right to the skillet and toss well. If you’d like, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of the reserved pasta water. Toss occasionally while you make the eggs for topping.
- To make the eggs, heat 1 to 2 tablespoons of toasted sesame oil in a separate skillet over medium heat. Once hot, crack the eggs right into the oil. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Let the egg bubble and cook in the oil. If desired, you can spoon a but of oil over the yolk and whites to cook it quicker. I find that this takes 2 to 3 minutes total to cook and get a solid white and runny yolk - depends on how done you like your egg!
- Serve the veggie ramen immediately topped with an egg. Sprinkle on any extra green onions and sesame seeds