Quick Spicy Sesame Ramen

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    This is a sponsored post in partnership with Spectrum® Culinary Oils. All opinions are my own.

    It has become clear to me that you all LOVE quick and easy weeknight meals.

    A couple weeks ago when I made easy three-ingredient chicken nuggets, you guys were ALL over it and immediately wanted to make it.

    This quick spicy sesame ramen is JUST as easy and quick so I have a feeling you’ll be all over this too.

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    What ingredients will I need for this quick spicy sesame ramen?

    The easiest and shortest ingredient list as follows:

    • New Spectrum® Organic Garlic & Chili Sesame Oil
    • Ramen noodles

    Fresh or packaged ramen noodles?

    Both work!

    If you are lucky enough to get fresh ramen noodles around you, I would recommend using that because nothing beats fresh. You can taste the difference.

    The texture is different.

    However, if you can’t find fresh, that’s okay too. You can get the classic packaged one (you know, the ones you ate in college) but just toss the seasoning packet because you won’t need it!

    The garlic and chili sesame oil will do the job of dialing up the flavor and heat for you!

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    Quick Spicy Sesame Ramen

    Quick spicy sesame ramen is all you'll need for a night in!
    Prep Time: 5 mins
    Cook Time: 15 mins
    Total Time: 20 mins
    Course: Dinner
    Cuisine: Asian
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 2
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    • 8 ounces fresh ramen noodles
    • 2 tablespoons Spectrum® Organic Cold Infused Garlic and Chili Sesame Oil
    • 2 teaspoons sambal oelek
    • Salt, to taste

    Optional toppings

    • Sesame seeds
    • Sliced scallions
    • Soft boiled eggs


    • Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook ramen noodles according to package directions.
    • In the meantime, in a wok or similar skillet, heat up sesame oil with the sambal oelek until it is sizzling. Then remove from heat.
    • Once noodles are done cooking, drain and place them directly into the skillet with the sesame oil. Toss to coat. Season with salt.
    • Divide into bowls and serve with your favorite toppings!


    If adding a protein is desired, chicken or shrimp would be great!
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  • Blu says:

    SO the older I get I’m realizing how much I love the simplicity in a minimal amount of ingredients when it comes to making pasta! I used to want to drown everything in sauce! This looks good!


    • Julie says:

      Yes! Simplicity at its best. Thanks!!

  • RossC says:

    How wonderful to discover your blog..
    We are in the “empty-nester” category and simple recipes for two are precious to us..
    My wife loves ramen noodles and I am trying to get her away from the, included packets.. I’ll start with this recipe, thank you..
    A bit of “old man” confusion tho..
    The ingredients went from 2 in the first ingredient list to adding sambal oelek in the actual recipe.. I like the addition and will go to my local Asian market to purchase some.. I’m pleased that I didn’t just go with the 2 ingredient list, as sambal oelek seems to be an ingredient we will enjoy..

    • Julie Wampler says:

      Oh right, sorry about that! Use what is in the recipe!

  • ophelia says:

    Where did you purchase the oil? I can’t seem to find it at my local grocery stores.

    • Julie Wampler says:

      i’ve seen it at whole foods

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