EASY VEGAN RAMEN

Amazing, 10-ingredient vegan ramen made with 1-pot mushroom broth, crispy tofu, and miso-roasted vegetables. A hearty, satisfying, and delicious plant-based meal.

EASY VEGAN RAMEN

Ingredients
RAMEN
  1. 1 Tbsp grape seed oil
  2. 5 cloves garlic, roughly chopped (5 cloves yield ~2 1/2 Tbsp or 18 g)
  3. 1 3- inch piece ginger (peeled and diced)
  4. 1 medium yellow onion (coarsely chopped)
  5. 6 cups vegetable stock (DIY or store-bought)
  6. 2 Tbsp tamari or soy sauce (plus more to taste)
  7. 0.5 ounces dehydrated shiitake mushrooms
  8. 1 Tbsp white or yellow miso paste (ensure vegan friendliness on package - I like this brand* available at Whole Foods)
  9. 1 tsp sesame oil (for flavor // plus more to taste)
  10. 8 ounces ramen noodles* (ensure gluten-free and vegan-friendliness on package - I like this brand available at Whole Foods)

TOPPINGS optional
  1. 1/2 cup chopped green onion (for garnish)
  2. 10 ounces extra-firm tofu (flash “fried”*)
  3. Miso-glazed carrots*
  4. Miso-glazed baby bok choy*

Instructions
  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat.
  • Once hot, add oil, garlic, ginger, and onion. Sauté, stirring occasionally for 5-8 minutes or until the onion has developed a slight sear (browned edges).
  • Add 1 cup (240 ml // amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) of the vegetable broth to deglaze the bottom of the pan. Use a whisk (or wooden spoon) to scrape up any bits that may have stuck to the bottom to enhance the flavor of the broth.
  • Add remaining 5 cups (1200 ml // amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) vegetable broth, tamari or soy sauce, and dehydrated mushrooms - stir.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer on low for at least 1 hour, up to 2-3, stirring occasionally. The longer it cooks, the more the flavor will deepen and develop.
  • Taste broth and adjust seasonings as needed, adding more soy sauce or sesame oil if desired. Add the miso paste at this time.