Ramen Noodles are the staple of every college student and poor folk like me. What’s not to love? For a dollar you can buy five packets of this delightful bare necessity of life - that’s 20¢ a meal and sometimes you can find it even cheaper, especially if you buy in bulk.
But let’s face it, after a while just the plain Ramen Noodles can get a little boring no matter the flavor. I mean you can only eat so much of something before you’d trade your neighbor’s chrome hubcaps for a Big Mac and fries right? Well, to make your meal and life a little more interesting try dressing up your next meal of noodles.
1 pkg Shrimp Flavored Ramen Noodles
10-12 frozen small pre-cooked and de-veined shrimp
A pinch of Cayenne Pepper
The Shrimp flavored Ramen Noodles are an excellent choice for upgrading because it is so versatile. Take some of your kids allowance money and buy a small bag of small frozen shrimp, the pre-cooked and de-veined kind. Follow the instructions on the noodles and cook them up being sure to add in the packet of flavoring that comes with them.
Now add 10-12 of the frozen shrimp, and the pinch of Cayenne pepper. Stir well. Continue to cook until shrimp are heated through. If you are using a microwave oven I usually cook it for an additional minute, on stove top it might take two to three minutes.
If you would like you can also add a few slices of carrot and celery but you might want to boil those first to get them good and tender and then add them.
Try it! You can buy a bottle of Milwaukee’s Best with the money you save by fixing this super cheap meal!