If you're a fan of spicy flavors, then you're in for a treat with this easy chili oil ramen. Chili ramen is so easy to make and features bold chili-flavored ramen noodles and veggies with a spicy kick that everyone loves.
Served at any time of day, this dish is a popular variation of traditional ramen for those who love bold flavors and want to take their ramen experience to the next level.
Whether you're a fan of spicy food or just looking to switch up your ramen routine, chili ramen is definitely worth a try.
All you need are a few simple ingredients to create a delicious and flavorful dish that's sure to satisfy your cravings. So why not give it a go and see if these chili oil noodles become your new favorite meal?
This quick spicy ramen noodle recipe was inspired by this ramen noodle soup recipe!
Why You Will Love Chili Ramen
If you're a fan of ramen noodles, you're in for a treat! This garlic chili oil ramen recipe is a must-try.
- Customizable: You can change up this recipe in so many ways to make it just the way you want it!
- Easy to make: This flavorful recipe takes only 10 minutes to cook!
- Affordable: The trip to the grocery store for these ingredients won't break the bank.
- Restaurant-quality flavors: This recipe tastes like it came from a restaurant and is sure to impress your friends and family.
All you need are a handful of ingredients to make chili ramen! Let's take a look at the highlights.
- Ramen noodles: You can use dried or fresh ramen noodles. Both work great!
- Oil: Peanut oil gives this easy ramen noodle recipe a unique flavor that works well with the other ingredients while the hot chili oil adds some spice.
- Garlic cloves: Fresh garlic gives this simple dish the best flavor.
- Sichuan chili flakes: These chili flakes are slightly different because they are fried in oil until crisp before grinding up. This enhances the flavor giving it a more toasty flavor.
- Mirin: This sweet wine adds flavor to the sauce for the chili noodles.
- Soy sauce: Adds a bit of savory flavor to the sauce.
- Veggies: Green onions, carrots, green bell pepper, and shallots cook up to enhance the flavors in the dish and add color.
See the recipe card below for the exact quantities of each ingredient.
Substitutions and Variations
Making spicy ramen noodles at home is a great way to enjoy a delicious and satisfying meal. Here are some simple ingredient substitutions you can use:
- Garlic Cloves: You can also use garlic powder or minced garlic from a jar.
- Soy sauce: Use tamari sauce instead.
- Ramen noodles: This recipe works great with all kinds of noodles. Try it with rice noodles, udon noodles, soba noodles, or even spaghetti.
- Sichuan chili flakes: While these add a unique flavor, you can use regular chili flakes, chili powder, or hot sauce instead.
- Sesame seeds: Toasted sesame seeds are a great way to add some nuttiness and crunch to your ramen. Sprinkle them over the top of your bowl before serving.
- Add a protein: This dish goes great with tofu, tempeh, stir fry chicken, or moo shu shrimp added to the top of the noodles!
How to Make Chili Ramen Noodles
Here's a brief overview of how to make this recipe. Be sure to check the recipe card for all the details.
- Prep the veggies. Thinly slice the bell pepper and shallot and peel the carrot into thin strips.
- Add the peanut oil to a wok over medium heat and cook the minced garlic for 30 seconds. Then stir in the chili flakes and cook for 2 minutes
- Stir in the mirin and soy sauce and cook for 3 minutes.
- Add the bell pepper, carrot, and shallot to the wok.
- Add the cooked noodles to the wok and toss to coat. Cover, turn off the heat, and let it rest on the stovetop for 5 minutes.
- Garnish with hot chile peppers and green onions for serving.
⭐️ Hint: A wok is the perfect pan for making these spicy noodles but you can also use a large, deep skillet if you don't have one!
If you love recipes like this, you may also enjoy gochujang noodles recipe.
When it comes to storing ramen with chili oil, there are a few things to keep in mind. While you can store the leftovers, this dish is best enjoyed freshly made!
- Refrigerator: Store it in the refrigerator for up to three days in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out.
- Freezer: I don't recommend freezing this dish as the noodles end up too mushy.
- Reheat: You can reheat it in a covered dish in the microwave or on the stovetop over medium heat until it's heated through.
What to Serve with Chili Ramen
Here are a few options for what to serve with noodles in order to create a complete meal.
- Top with soft-boiled eggs with runny yolks, thinly sliced pork, ground beef, sliced steak, teriyaki chicken, or firm tofu for a more complete meal.
- Add more veggies such as bok choy, mushrooms, spinach, kale, bean sprouts, or scallions if desired.
- Frozen egg rolls, teriyaki eggplant, and sweet and sour chicken all go great!
- This dish would pair perfectly with a few side dishes. Find many at What to Serve With Eggplant Parmesan.
If you want to make the perfect chili ramen, there are some expert tips that you should follow.
- Use toasted sesame seeds on top for their nutty flavor! You can buy them toasted or toast them in a pan yourself.
- Don't skimp on the Sichuan chili flakes. Especially if you like it spicy! Feel free to add more or less depending on your spice tolerance.
- Overcooked or undercooked noodles can ruin a bowl o ramen. Follow the package instructions and taste test your noodles to make sure they're cooked to your liking.
- Chili oil ramen is best served hot, so serve it immediately after cooking.
If you're new to the world of chili ramen, you may have some questions about this delicious dish.
Instant ramen is a type of pre-cooked dry noodle that comes with a seasoning packet. It's a quick and easy meal that can be prepared in a matter of minutes by adding hot water.
It's a variation of chili oil ramen that includes garlic as a key ingredient. It's a flavorful and spicy bowl of garlic chili oil noodles that's perfect for garlic lovers.
It's a spicy noodle dish made with ramen noodles, chili oil, and other seasonings. It's a popular dish in Japan, Korea, and other parts of Asia, and it's become a favorite of foodies around the world.
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Easy Chili Ramen Recipe
- Fresno chile peppers, candy cane chiles, or Serrano chiles sliced as garnish
- ⅓ cup chopped green onion as garnish
- Bring 3 cups of salted water to a rolling boil. Add hot chili oil and ramen. Cook according to package directions. Chili oil adds a lttle flavor and prevents noodles from sticking.
- Thinly slice the bell pepper. Peel the carrot into thin strips. Thinly slice the shallot
- Add peanut oil to a wok over medium heat. Once hot, add minced garlic and cook for 30 seconds
- Stir in the chili flakes. Cook for 2 minutes.
- Next, add the mirin and soy sauce. Stir and cook for 3 minutes.
- Add the cooked ramen, bell pepper, carrot, and shallot to the wok. Toss to coat. Cover and turn off the heat. Let rest on the stovetop for 5 minutes.
- Garnish with hot chile peppers and green onions. enjoy!