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I didn't realize how much I liked going to restaurants until they all closed! While we didn't eat out often, there's something comforting about having a meal prepared just for you. Especially if you're the one who does the brunt of the cooking!
I'm a huge foodie. So you can bet tasty food plays a huge roll in my self-care routine. Now that we're making literally everything from home, I thought it would be the perfect time to experiment with some of the flavours I've been craving.
This savoury low FODMAP ramen is one of our new favourite recipes! Packed with layers of umami flavour, this savoury dish is like a warm hug in a bowl! (yes please!)
So if you're looking for a little homegrown comfort, this easy low FODMAP ramen will soothe your taste buds and your nerves.
Keep it FODMAP friendly
Craving something savoury? This easy low FODMAP ramen with charred pork will hit the spot! Check out the notes below for tips on keeping this recipe FODMAP friendly!
First up, chicken broth. It can be a bit challenging to find a low FODMAP chicken broth or stock since most brands use onion or garlic.
For my North American peeps, both Campbell's and GoBio have low FODMAP broths. Just double-check the labels to make sure you have the right ones before you buy.
If you can't find these brands at your local store, you can also order Fody Food Co.'s low FODMAP chicken soup base online. All of their products have been certified low FODMAP by Monash University.
I use a ton of chicken broth in my kitchen, so I normally make my own in bulk. If you'd rather make your own broth, you can grab my recipe here.
Next up, fresh ginger. According to Monash University, ginger doesn't have any detectable FODMAPs. So it won't add anything to your FODMAP load.
Next up, green onion. Monash has determined that the green part of a green onion doesn't have any FODMAPs either. So you can add a little extra without adding to your FODMAP load.
We'll also be using oyster mushrooms. While many mushrooms are high FODMAP, according to the Monash app, oyster mushrooms are low FODMAP in servings of 1 cup (75 g) per sitting. Servings of 2.2 lbs or more are high in the polyols sorbitol and mannitol.
We'll be using 1 cup of oyster mushrooms total, which works out to 19 g per serving. This is well within Monash's recommended range.
Next up, soy sauce. Most soy sauces come with small amounts of garlic and onion powder, as well as wheat. Don't panic! Monash has tested several brands and determined that 2 tbsp of soy sauce (42 g) is low FODMAP.
Our recipe calls for 1 tbsp of soy sauce total, which works out to 6 g per serving. This is well within Monash's recommended range.
Normally ramen is made with hoisin sauce, but hoisin hasn't been tested by Monash, yet. So we're going to swap it out with oyster sauce, which is low FODMAP in servings of 1 tbsp (20 g) per sitting.
We'll be using 2 tbsp of oyster sauce total, which works out to 15 g per serving. This is within Monash's recommended range.
Next up, ramen noodles. If you're in the elimination phase of the program, you'll need to use gluten-free noodles.
According to Monash, gluten-free noodles are low FODMAP in servings of 1 cup (145 g) cooked per sitting. Servings of 1.5 cups (217 g) are high in fructans.
We'll be using 1.5 lbs of ramen noodles total, which works out to 170 g per serving. This is well within Monash's recommended range.
You can find gluten-free ramen noodles in most supermarkets, as well as in Asian markets or online.
The last thing you need to know about is spinach. According to Monash, baby spinach is low FODMAP in servings of 1.5 cups per sitting. Servings of 2 + 3/4 cups are high in the FODMAP fructan.
We'll be using 1 cup of spinach, total. This works out to 12.5 g per sitting. This is well within Monash's recommended range.
Wondering how this low FODMAP ramen stacks up? Check out the notes below to see how many servings of each FODMAP group are in 2 cups of this recipe.
Fructose = 0
Lactose = 0
Fructan = 1
GOS = 0
Polyol = 0.3
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Looking for some serious comfort food? This simple low FODMAP ramen with charred pork will warm you up from the inside out!
- 6 cups low FODMAP chicken broth
- 2 + 1/2 cups water
- 6 thick slices fresh ginger, plus 2 tsp minced
- 2 green onions – green parts only, cut into thirds
- 1 cup oyster mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp rice wine or dry sherry
- salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- 3 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 4 boneless pork chops, 1/2 inch thich, 4 oz each
- 2 large eggs – soft boiled, halved
- 1 1/2 lbs gluten-free ramen noodles
- 1 5 oz package baby spinach
- Place a large pot on your burner. Add the chicken broth, water, ginger, green onions, mushrooms, soy sauce, and rice wine and bring to a boil. Cover the pot and let it gently simmer for 35 – 40 mimutes.
- Combine the oyster sauce, sesame oil, minced ginger, and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl. Place the raw pork chops on a plate and pierce them all over with a fork (do both sides). Add the pork chops to the bowl and turn them several times to coat. Let them sit in the marinade at room temperature for 15 minutes.
- Heat up your BBQ or a frying pan to medium-high heat and grill the pork chops intil they're cooked through (about 2 minutes per side). Transfer the pork chops to a plate and let them rest for 5 minutes before slicing into thin strips.
- Bring another large pot of water to a boil and prepare your ramen noodles according to the instructions. Drain the water and divide the noodles between 4 dishes. Strain the broth into the empty pot with a fine mesh sieve and add the spinach. Stir until the spinach has wilted slightly. Divide the broth and spinach between the serving dishes. Top with pork, egg, sliced green onions, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
Recommended low FODMAP serving size – 1 cup broth + 1 cup noodles + 1 pork chop per sitting
- Category: dinner, lunch
- Method: stove top
- Cuisine: Chinese
- Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
- Calories: 673
- Sugar: 5 g
- Sodium: 2568 mg
- Fat: 24 g
- Saturated Fat: 11 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 61 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 44 g
- Cholesterol: 165 g
Keywords: low FODMAP ramen noodles, gluten-free ramen noodles, easy ramen noodles, ramen noodles with pork
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