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Microwave Top Ramen

posted Jul 30, 2015, 8:30 AM by Joel Murphy   [ updated Feb 22, 2017, 11:12 AM ]
Snapware® makes an excellent platform for cooking Top Ramen® in the microwave. Not only because it's glass, but the lid can be used as a carrier and you can store a packet of ramen inside the dish (ideal for inexpensive work lunches).

Normally, I use the stove to cook two packets of at a time, dump out the water, and stir in only one of the flavor packets. Other brands will work but Top is my preferred poison. These instructions were written using a 1200 watt microwave.
  • Put two cups (470 ml) of water in a four cup (950 ml) square Snapware dish.
  • Place the dish on top of its own lid, depression side up. (This will keep the dish relatively immobile while holding only the lid).
  • Place the dish and lid in the microwave and cook on high for two minutes.
  • Leaving the dish in the microwave, add the uncooked noodles*.
  • Cook on high for three minutes.
  • Grasping the Snapware lid by the flaps, carefully remove the dish from the microwave.
  • (Optional) Even more carefully, pour the water out**.
  • Stir in one flavor packet**.
  • Impress everyone with your true dedication to being unsophisticated.
* I like to place one brick in the bowl, break the other brick into various sized pieces, and fit them in where I can, making sure that most of the noodles are submerged (a few sticking up is no problem, as during cooking they'll sink into the water).
** I'll admit that this was a little too salty for me. I either leave the water in while stirring in the flavor packet or only use half of the packet.

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Top Ramen is a registered trademark of Nissin Foods (USA) Co., Inc.