5 Things to Make Using a Ramen Noodles Seasoning Packet

Sunday, September 3, 2006

College student or not, you probably have one lying around: a lone packet of ramen noodles seasoning. How did it make the disconnect from its noodles? Who knows?

Instead of letting yours collect dust in your cupboard, why not use it to make:

Chicken pasta salad. Need lunch for four in a hurry? Mix cooked pasta with a can of chunk chicken, mayo, chopped celery and onions, and a chicken-flavored seasoning packet. Spoon onto lettuce leaves or tomato slices.

Seasoned veggies. Add a packet (any flavor) to the water when boiling a pound or so of green vegetables.

Quick dip. No dried onion soup in the pantry? Mix a seasoning packet (any flavor) into a cup of sour cream or plain yogurt.

Homemade stuffing. Mix a chicken-flavored packet with about five cups of bread cubes and mirepoix (a saute of finely diced onions, carrots and celery), then moisten with water.

Your own San Francisco treat. Add a packet (any flavor) when cooking a cup of rice.

-- Leanne Guido

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