Food Hub Diaries- UMass Student Farmers Market Yaki-Ramen

Looking to spice up your weeknight dinner plans? Look no further than this UMass Student Farmers’ Market Yaki-Ramen recipe perfected by chefs here at UMass Dining. This delicious recipe features ultra local, organic, student grown produce from the UMass Student Farm. You can get your hands on this ultra-fresh produce every Friday this semester until November 18th from 12-4 pm on Goodell Lawn at the UMass Student Farmers’ Market! 

UMass Farmers’ Market Yaki-Ramen 
Serves 4-6 

3 Bundles Fresh Ramen Noodles 
3 tbsp Canola Oil 
1 tbsp sesame seed oil 
2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce 
1 tsp sugar 
2 oz onions, sliced 
2 oz carrots, sliced thinly 
2 oz kale, shredded 
2 oz cooking greens, shredded 
2 oz arugula 
4 oz bok choy, shredded 
½ tsp crushed red pepper (optional) 
1 tbsp sesame seeds 
1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Boil the ramen noodles for 2-3 minutes or until slightly al dente. Strain and rinse under cold water. Season the cooled ramen with 1/3 of the canola oil. 
2. In a sauté pan, over med-high heat, add 1/3 of the canola oil, add sesame seed oil, and the cooked ramen noodles. Add half of the low sodium soy sauce, and sugar to the ramen, stir-fry for 1-2 minutes. Remove noodles from the pan and place on the side. 
3. Adjust heat to high. Add the last 1/3 of the canola oil, onions, and carrots, stir-fry slightly. Add kale, cooking greens, arugula, bok choy, and the other half of the low sodium soy sauce, stir-fry for a few more minutes or 
until vegetables are cooked through. 
4. Return the cooked ramen to the pan and toss well. Garnish with sesame seeds. 

Want help in the kitchen? Here are some professional tips for recipe success: 

Pour drained ramen onto a pan to cool; season with a few tablespoons of oil for flavor and to prevent clumping.    
How to Peel & Slice an Onion    
Remove top from onion and peel outer layers.   1 2 3   
How to Peel & Slice an Onion    
Cut onion in half, placing the flat top on the cutting board for stability. 
How to Peel & Slice an Onion    
Cut with, or against the grain of the onion layers (against shown here) depending on preference. Compost root and repeat with other half of onion.   
How to Julienne a Carrot    
Peel the outer layer of the skin from the carrot, starting at the green top, all the way to the end of the carrot using long strokes.     
How to Julienne a Carrot    
Remove the green top from the carrot, cutting vertically.   
How to Julienne a Carrot    
Cut the carrot vertically into two manageable pieces of even size. 
How to Julienne a Carrot    
Remove the round edges from the carrot to create a rectangle. Save the scraps for soup! 
How to Julienne a Carrot    
Cut the Cut rectangle vertically 1/4 inch apart to form flat rectangles. 
How to Julienne a Carrot    
Cut the
Repeat steps 4-6 with the remaining pieces of your carrot.