This is an adaptation of a recipe I saw in Cuisine at Home. It's the perfect side dish for most any Asian meal.
3 packages ramen noodles, seasoning packets discarded
2 ½ tsp olive oil
½ tsp sesame oil
1 shallot, minced
2 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Blanch ramen in boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain thoroughly.
Meanwhile, heat canola oil and sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot and saute until softened, about 2 minutes.
Deglaze skillet with soy sauce, then add noodles, tossing to combine. Add more soy sauce and/or oil if noodles start to clump together. Stir in cilantro right before serving.
Makes 4 servings.
Really easy side dish. You might notice that there doesn't seem to be very much cilantro in my picture. I have been using it a lot lately (it goes really well with all the citrus dishes I've been making), so I didn't have the whole ½ cup. Next time I will definitely use the whole amount, as I love love love cilantro.
I made this to go with my Asian Turkey Meatballs with Sweet Peanut Sauce. The saltiness of the noodles balanced out the sweet of the meatballs perfectly.