We should all have ramen noodles in our repertoire. They take only minutes to whip up and can be made on a tight budget. Adapt this recipe as you wish. I have made them with both raw and cooked beef and both are equally good.
Pour the stock into a saucepan, put it over a low heat and add the ginger, chilies and soy sauce. Bring to a boil.
Add the noodles and cook according to the packet instructions—4 to 6 minutes will usually do the trick.
Now add the beef and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. If you're using raw beef, cook it gently until it is just cooked and still slightly rare.
Finally, add the bean sprouts, spinach and scallions. Heat through until the spinach has wilted before serving in large bowls, garnished with coriander sprigs and a lime wedge to squeeze over, if you wish.
From Cook on a Shoestring: Easy, inspiring recipes on a budget by Sophie Wright © 2013 Kyle Books.
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Published on October 30, 2013