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How to reheat ramen (Learn three of the best reheating methods)

Sipping and slurping a bowl of piping hot ramen noodles can readily replenish one’s soul. 

The texture, flavor, and magic that ramen brings to us are just out of this world! If you’re a massive fan of this comforting dish, you’ve probably prepared it more than once to liven up your dinner, especially on one of those chilly nights. 

At the kitchen’s table, there’s one thing that’s inevitable, however –  having to over-prepare food or leftovers. Ultimately, you don’t want your leftover ramen to go to waste, do you?

To resolve this issue at hand, you truly must master the art of reheating ramen! Today, I’m revealing three of the best methods alongside some of the most essential tips and tricks that you need to know first before you decide to reheat the noodles.

How to store cooked ramen

Consuming improperly stored food can result in food poisoning. In case you have a bowl of ramen that’s been sitting at room temperature for longer than two hours, be sure to throw it into the bin right away. 

Choosing high-quality food storage can avoid the growth of foodborne illness. I suggest you pick those airtight containers over plastic wraps and takeout containers as possible. 

Also, ensure to check the quality of your leftover or cooked ramen before warming it up. One of the best ways to check if the food is good or not is by smelling them. Typically, spoiled ramen has an off odor, color, and texture. 

It’s also vital to label those stored leftovers keep track of when they’re made. If you’re in doubt, discard it then. Follow these steps below to learn how to store cooked ramen properly in the fridge.

  1. Place the leftover or cooked leftover in a high-quality airtight container.
  2. Label the container to track the date.
  3. Ensure that the airtight container is fully sealed before sticking it to the fridge.

I’m against the idea of freezing cooked ramen as it dries out within a couple of days. As it is, it’s best to store the food in a fridge and reheat it as soon as possible for safety and quality.

Can you reheat cooked ramen?

Yes, you can reheat ramen just like any other meal. But be sure that your ramen is kept in a high-quality airtight container and stored well in the fridge. 

I also recommend not to leave out the food at room temperature, especially between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit because bacteria usually snowball at this temperature.

How to reheat ramen

Ramen has a lot of texture and flavor that’s more intense when it’s freshly made. And it can be challenging to reheat it and still enjoy the same food experience as the first time.

The biggest challenge is not to make your reheated ramen soggy. Luckily, there are reheating methods that should make your ramen as tasty as its first serving. 

Now that you’re fully aware of the importance of storing your ramen properly. It’s time to proceed to reheat your favorite comfort food the right way!

How to reheat ramen in the microwave

Microwaving is one of the good alternatives to warm up ramen. All you have to do is separate the broth and the solids so the dish won’t turn out soggy. Here’s how to do it:

    1. Make sure to separate the broth and noodles (solids) using a colander.
    2. Place the broth in a microwave-safe container.
    3. Stir and heat it on low power for a minute until warm.
    4. In a separate microwave-safe container, put the solids, including the noodles.
    5. Heat them on low power for a minute. Ensure they’re warm thoroughly. 
    6. Combine the broth and solids, then serve.

How to reheat ramen on the stovetop

Another excellent method to reheat ramen is to warm it on the stove. This process is suitable for those in a rush and who want an easy route for their ramen reheating journey. 

Here are the steps on how to reheat leftover ramen using the stovetop method: 

    1. Pour the broth or soup first in a large pot.
    2. Heat it until it partially boils. The key is to keep the heat low to avoid overcooking.
    3. Once the soup is ready, turn the heat to medium-high and bring the pot to a simmer.
    4. Place the noodles into the pot and let them cook for a minute or two.
    5. Serve and enjoy.

How to reheat ramen in the oven

If both methods still don’t work for you, consider warming up ramen in the oven! What I like about this technique is that the noodles are far less likely to turn soggy. 

Here’s how to do it: 

    1. Start with securing a shallow oven-safe dish. Choose a size where noodles and broth stay at about an inch max.
    2. Preheat the oven between 200 and 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
    3. Place the ramen into the dish and cook it for about five minutes.
    4. Serve and enjoy.

The bottom line

 Ramen is a fantastic dish because it’s so versatile and laden of umami flavor. Plus, reheating the food is also possible. And don’t limit yourself. You can toss in some boiled eggs, grilled veggies, cooked meat, or any toppings you like to your leftover ramen to make it more warm and comforting!

How to reheat ramen in the oven

How to reheat ramen in the oven

Here’s the step-by-step process on how to reheat ramen in the oven.

Ingredients

  • Shallow oven-safe dish
  • Oven
  • Well-stored, leftover ramen

Instructions

  1. Start with securing a shallow oven-safe dish. Choose a size where noodles and broth stay at about an inch max. 
  2. Preheat the oven between 200 and 300 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  3. Place the ramen into the dish and cook it for about five minutes. 
  4. Serve and enjoy.

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