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Homemade Ramen Seasoning

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This homemade ramen seasoning is easy to make and tastes so good! This recipe makes 4 servings of seasoning blend (about 1 tablespoon per serving).

It's perfect if you want to make a bowl of homemade ramen or want to make instant ramen but don't want all the preservatives in the ramen seasoning packet.

You can also use these ramen spices on snack mixes, as a rub on meat, or to top roasted vegetables. It's a great savory spice blend!

Spices for ramen seasoning in a small white bowl.

Why You'll Love This Ramen Seasoning Blend

This ramen spice mix is great for two reasons - you can make yourself a healthier bowl of ramen and you can use it in more than just soup.

Ramen seasoning packets often come with a significant amount of sodium and preservatives, which is fine in moderation. But if you want to make ramen on the regular or make ramen for kids, it's great to control what goes into the spice blend.

You might also want to use dried (not fried) ramen noodles and you'll need to serve those with some seasoning - hence this great blend!

Additionally, you can use ramen spices on all sorts of things! I love ramen seasoning on a mix of spiced nuts or roasted chickpeas, as a rub on chicken, and to top roasted carrots or Brussels sprouts.

A ramen seasoning spice blend in a small white bowl with a gold spoon.

Ingredients You'll Need

  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder or granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley 
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

If you'd like to like your ramen on the spicier side, add ¼ to ½ teaspoon of cayenne to this blend.

Homemade ramen seasoning in a small glass jar.

How to Make Homemade Ramen

The easiest way to use this ramen seasoning mix is to make simple homemade ramen. Here's how to make 1 serving of it.

  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a small pot.
  2. Add your noodles (either fried noodles from an instant ramen pack or dried ramen noodles). Boil according to package directions, usually 3 minutes.
  3. Remove the noodles from the heat and add 1 tablespoon of your homemade ramen seasoning blend. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour the ramen into a bowl and top with ⅓ cup chopped scallions and a drizzle of chili oil and/or a teaspoon of sesame seeds.
Two types of ramen noodles on a marble background.
You can use either fried ramen noodles (the type from an instant ramen package) or dried ramen noodles.
Homemade ramen in a small pot.
Ramen noodles in a bowl with broth, chopped scallions, and chili oil.

Ramen Recipes to Try

You can use these homemade ramen seasonings in any of our favorite ramen recipes!

Tips for Making this Recipe

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Specialty Ingredients - You'll need some bouillon cubes for this recipe. You can use whatever kind you'd like, but BOU Bouillon are quite good and if you are vegetarian you can use these Not-Beef and Not-Chicken cubes.

Storing Tips - You can save this seasoning blend for up to 6 months if you store it in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

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Yield: 4 servings (about 4 tablespoons)

Homemade Ramen Seasoning

Homemade ramen seasoning in a small bowl.

This delicious ramen seasoning mix is easy to make and is so savory.

Prep Time 6 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder or granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl or jar and mix them together. Crumble the bouillon cubes with your fingers if necessary.
  2. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. 

Notes

Optional add-ins: if you like your ramen spicier, add in ¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 17Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 518mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

Katarina Nunley

Monday 27th of May 2024

Made this seasoning and cooked the broth - smelled and tasted amazing! I used it to cook Arborio rice and made an amazing creamy chicken rice - cooked rice with this broth & 1/4 can of coconut milk, supplemented chicken broth cause I made a huge batch of rice, and added peas, carrots & shredded chicken 🤤

This seasoning mix as been the missing link to perfect the rice I’ve been trying to make for weeks!

Kathy

Wednesday 22nd of May 2024

Made this today and it came out super good. I added about a tsp of red pepper flakes and increased cayenne to one tsp cuz I like my food spicy. Let’s just say this is a keeper for sure. I know this isn’t super healthy but it sure beats all the junk that is in packaged 43 cent ramen.

Jodi

Tuesday 6th of February 2024

How do you use this? Do you make a broth and cook the noodles in the broth or do you add the seasoning to the cooked and drained noodles?

EW

Tuesday 6th of February 2024

You can use it like the pack of seasoning in instant ramen - cook your noodles in water and then stir the seasoning in when they are cooked. For a richer ramen you can cook your noodles in chicken or vegetable broth, but you don't need to!

Anna Davis

Friday 26th of January 2024

I made this tonight! Can't wait to try

Jay

Sunday 31st of December 2023

I used the recipe and cook the noodle in beef broth and a d beef bulion and it was great. Actullybtases a lot better than regular ramen.

EW

Sunday 31st of December 2023

So glad you liked it!

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