Boondocking · Trail Cooking

Boondocking Meals: Ramen Soup Bowls

Adding a few hearty ingredients takes a boring bowl of ramen and makes it into a meal. Recently I came across a fancy ramen at the local Grocery Outlet store (it was “expiring” soon – does ramen really expire? Hah…..) for 2 for $1, that is normally $3.79 a package (no, I am not joking…I couldn’t believe that Safeway was selling a brick of ramen for that much!). If you ever see Nissin RAOH on sale, pick it up and try it out. The ramen isn’t fried and is very delicious. Pair it in a bowl of goodness, and you will feel your soul and body warm up even in the coldest days of fall and winter when on adventures.

Ramen Soup Bowls

Pack in a Food Vac bag:

Also take:

  • 2 packets ramen

One Pot Method:

Add 1 cup cool water to the vegetable and meat bag. Let rehydrate for 10 minutes.

Add 4 cups water to a medium pot (a 2 Liter pot). Add in the rehydrated ingredients with any remaining water.

Bring to a boil, add in the ramen, cook as directed on the package (3 to 4 minutes usually). Add the flavoring that comes with your ramen as directed.

Divide between 2 bowls (or 1 bowl and the pot).

Serves 2.


Yes, ramen is salty. I am not going to shy from that. So what I do is not drink a lot of the broth. Do that and the sodium is far lower. I still use the flavoring packet (the brand has a liquid sauce). We discard the broth, strained off. But if you like salty, it’s good tasting for sure. I keep just enough broth in my bowl to keep the noodles warm while eating.

When prepping recipes using freeze-dried ingredients (versus dehydrated) you want to ensure the bag is well sealed. Particularly with freeze-dried meat. If you are making the meal to use that weekend, a plastic bag will work great. If longer, I highly suggest using a FoodVac sealer and precut quart size bags.

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