Mushroom & Bok Choy Ramen Bowl with Ginger Mushroom Broth

By January 9, 2017Mains, Recipes
Mushroom and Bok Choy Ramen Bowl with Lotus Foods Ramen

Don’t you just love meals that look impressive, but really you threw together in under 30 minutes? THIS is that kind of meal, my friends. It’s the perfect ramen bowl to cozy up to on a cold week day and will leave you feeling nourished from the inside out!

This recipe is all about the mushrooms…

Mushrooms are all the rage right now when it comes to superfoods, due to their impressive nutrient profile. They are an excellent source of B vitamins (hello, energy), and are the only vegan, non-fortified source of vitamin D, a nutrient best known for as something we get from sun exposure.

Mushrooms are also anti-inflammatory and have been studied to be a powerful cancer fighter. To sum it up, mushrooms are one of nature’s finest SUPERFOODS!

Mushroom Ramen Bowl with Ginger Mushroom Broth full of anti-inflammatory and immunity boosting nutrients!

In this recipe, we make homemade mushroom broth, which I first attempted during my Culinary Rx course. Okay, wait, don’t lose interest, yet. I promise, it sounds way more intimidating than it actually is! The broth takes all of five minutes to throw together and the rest of the time, it’s just doing its thing on the stove while you get some cleaning done, catch up on the ‘gram, or sneak in the latest episode of Nashville (<- am I the only one obsessed with this show?!).

If you don’t want to make your own broth, I’ve got a compromise for you. Heat eight cups of store-bought mushroom broth (found at Whole Foods or local health store) in a large pot on the stove by simmering for about 30 minutes, adding in the fresh ginger slices and miso paste. Store-bought broth kicked up a notch!

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Pssssst… if you haven’t heard of miso paste, here’s the 411. Miso is fermented soybeans (good for gut health!) and adds a salty flavor to foods. It’s most commonly used in Asian cuisine, and I’ve used it here on the blog in this Asian Quinoa Power Bowl with a Ginger Miso Dressing.

This warming bowl of goodness is not your average cup of ramen. It is packed with flavor and nutrients to keep you healthy during the cold, winter months! I used the purple potato and brown rice ramen from Lotus Foods, but any of their ramen flavors would be delicious.

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Mushroom & Bok Choy Ramen Bowl with Ginger Mushroom Broth

10 minPrep Time

60 minCook Time

1 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 16 oz. package cremini (baby bella) mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 16 oz. package shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 4 small bok choy, roughly chopped
  • 6 scallions (green onions), thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 packages Lotus Foods ramen noodles
  • For the ginger mushroom broth:
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1" piece fresh ginger, sliced
  • 2 16 oz. packages cremini mushrooms, halved
  • 10 cups water
  • 2 Tablespoons miso paste

Instructions

  1. To make the broth, heat a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and ginger and saute for a few minutes in a Tablespoon of olive oil, until fragrant. Add the mushrooms and saute for another few minutes. Pour the water in the pot and stir in the miso paste. Bring to a boil, then a simmer for 45 minutes to an hour (to let the flavors develop into a hearty broth!).
  2. When the broth is finished, strain the liquid (or scoop out the ingredients with a fine-mesh strainer). Keep the broth at a simmer and add the ramen noodles to the pot. Cook for about 4 minutes, or until separated.
  3. Meanwhile, saute the cremini and shitake mushrooms in a skillet with a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat. Cook for about 5-10 minutes, or until the mushrooms begin to turn golden brown.
  4. When ready to serve, distribute the mushrooms, ramen noodles and bok choy evenly into four bowls. Pour a few ladles of broth into each bowl, wilting the bok choy a bit. Garnish with cilantro and green onions!
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This recipe for Mushroom & Bok Choy Ramen Bowl was including in my meal plan for the week, along with several other delicious recipes from some of my favorite healthy mavens. Curious to see what meals I planned and how I prepped for the week? Join the FitLiving Eats newsletter community and as a bonus, you’ll get my Holiday Detox Guide!

Have you tried a grown-up version of ramen, yet? What is your go-to comfort food on chilly days? I would love to hear from you in the comments below!

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