In your previous non-keto life you used to really like ramen, and you still crave some from time to time, but because you are on a ketogenic diet eating ramen is out of question… But what if I tell you, you can still enjoy a delicious hot bowl of ramen?
Shirataki noodles, or magic noodles, are plant-based noodles made from a plant named konjac. This plant doesn’t have much taste, but it’s very low in carbohydrates and calories, which makes it a great pasta replacement on keto.
There are many versions of ramen, with different toppings and different broth, so if you’re following this recipe, don’t panic if you can’t get all the ingredients. We’ll be making beef ramen, but feel free to use any kind of protein you prefer.
We will need:
- 15oz shirataki noodles
- 5 cups beef broth
- 1 ½ lbs beef (your choice)
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
- 2 tbsp sriracha sauce
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- Salt and pepper, if needed
Optional toppings: mushrooms, hard boiled egg, cilantro, scallions, seaweed, avocado, bell pepper, bok choy.
- Cook the beef until browned and set aside.
- In a pot, cook the onions until transparent.
- Make the broth by adding to the pot ginger, garlic, sriracha sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce, beef broth and rice wine vinegar. Add salt and pepper if necessary. Let simmer for half an hour.
- Wash the noodles with cold water and add them to the broth. Adjust the seasoning.
- Divide the broth into bowls and add the beef, vegetables and the toppings of your choosing.
The beauty of ramen is that it is a highly customizable dish. There are about a hundred different types of ramen out there, and then some.
The difficult part, however, is mastering how to create that distinct broth that is what will ultimately give life to any other type of ramen. The broth we’ve taught you here to make is a great, solid base for a lot of other ramen - you’ll find it really easy to switch toppings around without compromising flavor.
Welcome to the world of ramen. Enjoy!