This low carb, is full of Asian but without the heavy carbs or calories. With just 347 calories and 3 net carbs this generously portioned is hearty, comfort food any time of the day.
This calls for and stock but it is just as good with beef. Feel free to put your favorite low carb vegetables in it as well – just watch the carbs. I like to add some chinese broccoli what is commonly known as . I really like the young version called baby as it is more tender. With this popular Asian dish you’re just 30 minutes away from dinner.
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that is low carb: Asian comfort food
For this you’ll need: egg, , spiralized zucchini, (make sure it is 0 or very low carb and gluten-free), rice vinegar, , onion, cilantro, hot sauce, fresh , stock, chile , , and lime. If you have them handy, some adds color and a bit of . Have some laying around? Those will add a richness to the .
I’m not sure when I realized that the I had been eating all through my teens were not real . I honestly think that it wasn’t until my eldest son was stationed in Japan that I saw the images he posted and realized that and were two totally different things.
That was before I discovered pho – but that’s an entirely different story.
Are all gluten free?
are made of wheat. What comes with wheat? Wheat gluten. Wheat gluten is what gives foods like breads and that chewiness. That’s also what people with a wheat gluten intolerance or known as celiacs disease. When someone afflicted with this eats wheat gluten, all kinds of symptoms may appear which we won’t go into since are talking about making something tasty to eat.
Let’s just say, if you you are gluten free and not just low carb, you can use a . A what? Yes, you can use a that you’ll find in the asian aisle of your local grocery store. Or see the “You may need” section below to check them out on Amazon. If you are gluten free and low carb, try . That makes this a win in both categories, low carb and !
So what is ? It’s a bowl full of those amazing, tender, delicious noodles swimming in a tasty . It is an Asian that’s made with various kinds of noodles, thinly sliced meat, a deeply flavored , any that you like, and usually a . If you counted the times I used the word “various” then you’ll realize that it’s just one of those “clear out the fridge” type meals. No handy? in most any form works great. The only rules I know of are that there have to be noodles, , and egg – maybe not even the egg.
I use a gluten free, low carb (like Kikkoman gluten-free) or you could use coconut aminos if you prefer. The main thing is to get that as flavorful as possible because everything else relies on it. I found that adding a little 0 carb beef stock in place of some of the stock gave this a deeper , too.
are the fun part of this . What is lurking in your drawer in your fridge? Carrots? Try on top. How about some chili flakes (not too much, but they add some kick). The sky’s the limit when you think about the you can personalize your with.
Tips for Making Low Carb Ramen
This is such an easy that I am pretty sure you’re going to love it. Here are a few tips that I found worked really well.
- Simmering the the gives the noodles more than adding them cooked to the finished . They soak up all of the flavors in the so even if you don’t care for (I’m not a big fan, usually) you may find that you love these. and the in
- The that you buy already spiralized are usually too thin for this. I used my spiralizer attachment for my Kitchen Aid.
- I like my spicy so I added more hot sauce and chile oil. Adjust to your own tastes.
- The should be sliced very thin while it is raw. If you slice it when slightly frozen it’s easier.
- Don’t overcook the egg – if it’s a little too undercooked for your tastes let it poach in the a minute or two.
- Squeeze the lime over it just before serving. You’ll be surprised and love the flavors it brings out.
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I love my Kitchen Aid Spiralizer Attachment ! I can make all kinds of noodles in different sizes, depending on which I want to make.
Rice noodles are super useful. You can use them in a stir fry recipe for example. They are gluten free.
Low-Carb Gluten-Free Ramen Recipe
I love this gluten free ramen soup on a chilly day or when I just don’t feel well. It’s comforting, filling, and delicious plus it’s low carb AND low calorie! If you like this recipe please give it 5 stars. Thanks!
Gluten Free Chicken Ramen
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon chile sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon onion , chopped
- 1 teaspoon garlic , chopped
- 1 teaspoon ginger , grated
- 2 cups chicken stock , make sure it's 0 carb
- 1/4 cup soy sauce , gluten free/low carb
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 dash hot sauce
- 6 ounces chicken breast ,sliced thin
- 4.5 ounces zucchini , spiralized
- 2 tablespoons cilantro , chopped
- 1 wedge lime
- Place the eggs in a pan of simmering water and cook for 7 to 8 minutes. Make sure the water covers them completely.
- Remove the eggs from the water, plunge into cold water, and peel gently because they will be soft boiled. Set aside.
- Heat the chile oil and sesame oil in a high sided skillet.
- Add the onion, garlic, and ginger - saute until soft but not brown.
- Add the chicken stock, soy sauce, rice vinegar, cilantro, and hot sauce - bring to a boil.
- Turn down the heat to a simmer and add chicken breast and zucchini "noodles".
- Simmer for 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and noodles are tender.
- Divide the noodles up between two bowls.
- Arrange half the chicken in each bowl.
- Gently cut the eggs in half and place in each bowl.
- Ladle the broth over the ingredients carefully.
- Place a saucer over each of the bowls to seal in the heat and let stand a couple of minutes.
- Remove saucers, sprinkle with more cilantro and squeeze some lime over the ramen before serving.
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