Five-Minute Vegan Coconut Curry Ramen!!

Annie and Jamie have been raving about the Minimalist Baker recipe for coconut curry ramen, so I had a quick look at the recipe. Now, as you know, I’ve been on a major ramen kick myself–I think I’ve had a big bowl of my Five-Minute Vegan Ramen every day for the past week! The Minimalist Baker recipe looks great, but also seems like a rather large time investment. The recipe also appears to make an enormous amount of broth and I just don’t have the freezer space at this point.

I thought I’d try to make a five-minute version, so I just adjusted my ramen recipe by subbing green curry paste for miso, adding some light coconut milk and a squirt of date syrup, and dry-frying a Portobello mushroom in place of the chopped button mushrooms. The result was super sumptuous! Now, I know it’s likely nowhere near as delicious as the original recipe, but for a five-minute version, it is the bomb-diggity!

So here’s the process!

Five-Minute Coconut Curry Ramen

Heat to boiling three cups of vegetable broth. As it’s coming to a boil, stir in a big dollop of Green Curry Paste, a tsp of date syrup (or maple syrup) and a tsp of Better Than Bouillon vegetable base:

Add 1/3 cup of light coconut milk:

Once the broth is boiling, add a block of ramen noodles:

Let it boil for one minute; meanwhile, slice one Portobello mushroom and quickly dry fry it in a non-stick pan.

Next, slice half a stalk of celery, and a couple of ounces of tofu.

After one minute, break up the noodles in the broth and add the celery and tofu.

Let it boil for another minute, then add some frozen peas:

In the last two minutes, chop some arugula (or spinach/chard/baby kale), cilantro, and pea shoots (if you have them!).

Pea Shoots, Arugula, Cilantro

In the last few seconds, add some Sambal Oelek to add a bit of heat to your ramen:

Sambal Oelek

Line your bowl with some chopped arugula, decant your coconut-curry ramen, and top with cilantro, chopped green onions, and sliced Portobello mushroom, and there you have it! A delicious bowl of super healthy coconut curry ramen in as long as it takes the noodles to boil!

Five-Minute Coconut Curry Ramen!

And the song of the day is Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” because we watched (and loved) the movie a couple of evenings ago. Poor old James had to listen to my commentary throughout.

And I was tickled that the movie included references to Biba in London (where Mary Austin worked) because I remember my seventeen-year-old self discovering that amazing store in 1975 during my first trip to London. So enamoured was I with the merchandise that my poor mum had to drag me out of there with bags stuffed with things like black nail polish and platform pumps. Sadly, the next time I was in London, only a few years later, my beloved Biba was closed.

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