Right. It is 6:15pm – your 5pm lecture has finished and has left you defeated and ready for a quick nap before pre’s. But, of course, you have to line your stomach! So what’s for dinner? Let me introduce you to my go to 10 minute meal: Ramen (but the least authentic and most cost efficient ramen in the world).
Sorry vegans, but you might want to sit this one out.
- 1 or 2 eggs depending on how you feel (get one of those big cartons of eggs at Tesco to get the most of your money)
- Any instant noodle packet (ranging from 16-55 pence depending on the packet in Tesco)
- Spring onions
- Handful of Spinach
- Chicken stock (one teaspoon)
- Ginger and garlic (optional)
- Any form of protein (I often go for pre sliced and precooked chicken but ham/tofu/pork is also good)
- Soft boil those eggs! Chuck them in a saucepan, cover them with water and cook on medium heat for 6 minutes.
- Whilst the eggs are boiling away, put the noodles in another saucepan with the seasoning mix and your stock and cook them for around 3-5 minutes, making sure you have a lot of broth ready.
- Cut up those spring onions.
- If you’re feeling fancy, fry your protein in some garlic and ginger granules (only if you’re up for the challenge of finding another pan in your student kitchen).
- Pour the noodles into your favourite bowl, cut up your eggs once they are done and add the remaining veggies and protein.
Boom. A quick, very cheap and easy dinner, giving you all the energy you need to conquer a night in Lloyds or the library.
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