These Two Minute Thai Peanut Noodles were made on a regular basis in college. The perfect way to upgrade ramen noodles to a tasty dinner on a budget.
I made these Two Minute Thai Peanut Noodles on a regular basis back when I was in college (yikes, when I say it like that it makes me feel really old..). I actually got the recipe from my husband back when we were “just friends”, a couple years before we were married. He came over to my apartment one day for lunch and all I had was ramen noodles (like… one of those Costco packs of ramen LOL). So I started boiling up the noodles and he asked if I had peanut butter and hot chili sauce…. weird, right? I, in fact, did have some hot chili sauce and some peanut butter. He preceded to put a couple spoonfuls on PB into the noodles and a few good shakes of hot sauce then handed it over to me.
I will admit, I was pretty wary. I didn’t want to be rude.. plus I was a starving (like most college students)… so I tried a bite. Guess what? I loved it! After that I don’t think I ate plain ramen again. It quickly became my favorite meal under $.50. It really is so quick and easy to make– it’s surprising. As an added note, to save on dishes I would almost always eat this directly from the pot– if doing this, be advised… the pot will be hot. 😉
I had this recipe for Two Minute Thai Peanut Noodles posted here on the blog years ago but took it off when we re-designed the site because I thought it was TOO easy… but I have actually been getting e-mails asking for me to put it back on… so here it is!
Anyway, This one’s for YOU, all you poor, starving college students out there! This is one you can make during the middle of finals week without skipping a beat. A quick way to get your blood sugar up and feel like you are getting a meal and saving a buck or two by skipping that McDondalds run. Good luck with your upcoming finals!
Two Minute Thai Peanut Noodles
Prepare ramen as directed on package. Drain all but about 1/4 c. of the liquid from the noodles. Add peanut butter and Sriracha sauce. Stir together until well combined. Top with peanuts and/or green onion. Boom. You're done.