Vegetable Ramen with Egg

Two of our girls!

Two of our girls!

Several months ago we got backyard chickens! Only one of our ladies has started laying so far, but even just one egg a day is enough to where I’m already trying to come up with different ways of using them. This ramen was perfect with an egg!

Vegetable Ramen with Egg

Vegetable Ramen with Soft-Boiled Egg

Ingredients
4 cups vegetable broth
2 tbs soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, pressed
2 packages instant ramen noodles (flavor packets discarded)
eggs
Any vegetables you like, some suggestions are:
bok choy
shitake and/or oyster mushrooms
sweet corn (frozen or canned)
carrot
green onion

Directions:

1. The eggs can either be soft-boiled, or they can be poached into the soup itself. If you prefer to poach them in the soup, skip to step 2. If you prefer to soft-boil them, boil some water in a pot, add the eggs, and let them boil for about 6 minutes. Remove eggs from water and let them cool. Once cooled, peel and cut in half.

2. Mix the soy sauce and crushed garlic into the vegetable broth and bring to a boil.

3. Add vegetables to the soup and boil for 5-7 minutes.

4. Add the ramen noodles. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring to separate them.

5. If you are poaching the eggs: Reduce heat to low. Carefully crack eggs into the pot. Cover the pot and poach the eggs for 3-4 minutes.

Vegetable Ramen with Poached Egg

Vegetable Ramen with Poached Egg

3 thoughts on “Vegetable Ramen with Egg

  1. Lindsey

    Please consider not consuming or selling your companion chicken’s eggs. I gather that you are vegetarian, not vegan, but please consider that egg-laying is very taxing on a hen’s body, depleting her of nutrients (especially calcium) with every egg. When an egg breaks, she will eat it. This is natural and normal. When an egg is unfertilized, she will eventually abandon it. At that point, the egg can be broken on the ground or hard-boiled and added to her feed, and she will eat the entire thing, including the shell. This is the best way for a hen to replenish her body of all the nutrients she expended to make that egg. Taking a hen’s eggs psychologically manipulates her into laying more eggs. Hens only lay until they are satisfied with their nest. Then they stop laying and they brood. Taking their eggs manipulates them into laying more, which again, is very taxing on their bodies. Hens naturally only produce 1-2 clutches per year (maybe 12-30 eggs total).

    Again, I understand that you are vegetarian and do not subscribe to the same ethical stance of vegans, but as these little ladies are now your companion animals, you may start to recognize them as individual beings, rather than as egg providers. Please know that it is not in their best interest to take their eggs. <3

  2. Powered By Produce Post author

    Lindsey – I have never heard that taking hens eggs from them is harmful to them. From what I understood, the hen would lay eggs whether you picked them up from the nest or not. But I will look in to this further, as these girls are my pets and companions and I certainly have no intention of harming them!

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