Sesame-Garlic Ramen Noodles


Most ramen packages come with a seasoning packet, loaded with sodium. Feel free to ditch the packet with this recipe. You can absolutely add your choice of protein and vegetables, but the basic just focuses on the ramen noodles themselves.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package ramen noodles (flavor packet discarded)

  • 1 ¼ cups water, divided

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon Sriracha sauce, or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes

  • 1 pinch toasted sesame seeds

  • 1 pinch black sesame seeds


  1. Add water minus 2 tablespoons to a saute pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook ramen in the boiling water until softened, about 3 minutes.

  2. Keep water at a simmer, using tongs to carefully flip noodles over. Noodles should be soft and come apart fairly easily.

  3. Once water has nearly evaporated, add sesame oil, ginger, and garlic. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add reserved 2 tablespoons water, Sriracha, and hoisin sauce; mix well with noodles. Serve immediately topped with red pepper flakes, toasted sesame seeds, and black sesame seeds.


Editor's Note:

Nutrition for this recipe includes the ramen flavor packet. The actual levels for sodium, etc. are much lower.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

229 Calories
17g Fat
17g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 229
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 561mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 3g
Potassium 112mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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