Vegan birria ramen

Every single bite of this vegan birria ramen is bold, spicy, and a mouthful of flavors and textures. Prepare yourself for a delightful experience of the fusion of two amazing cuisines in every bite.

I haven’t been able to finish this dish without staining my clothes or tablecloth, but do not fear, keep on reading; I’ll give you some good tips for cleanup.

This post is sponsored by GE Profile; the recipe, opinions, and pictures are all mine.

Why does this recipe work

Birria ramen is a fusion of two cuisines in one dish, Mexican and Japanese. Mexican birria and Japanese ramen are served with a flavorful broth, often a spicy broth for the ramen, a starch, think noodles and corn tortillas, a type of meat, and delicious toppings.

It is the best of both worlds: each spoonful of spicy birria consomé with the wheat noodles and the crunchy fresh toppings is heavenly. But, as I said before, it’s messy. You’ll need all your laundry’s best hacks after this; keep reading to learn about mine.

Best cleaning tips

  1. Treat the stains immediately. Use sparkling water or salt if not at home. If at home, wash or spray with a stain removal solution.
  2. I sometimes use household items like white vinegar, dish soap, or baking soda to treat stains.
  3. Have good appliances with reliable performance and powerful cleaning settings. The GE Profile washer is so powerful that there is no need to pretreat stains.
  4. Do not wear your favorite blouse, or use your super fancy linens, when eating birria or spaghetti and meatballs, etc.

Ge profile washer and dryer favorite features

  • Doing laundry with the GE Profile washer and dryer is an experience, not a task. This powerful duo has AI technology and connects to Alexa and Google Home, among many other features.
  • Can you imagine a washing machine that is so smart it does all the settings guesswork for you? It decides the amount of detergent your load needs, the water temperature, rinse needs, and the cycle’s intensity. (Yes, it has sensors that measure soil and detergent levels to minimize wash times.)
  • I know you are thinking…how can it decide the amount of detergent? It has a smart dispenser that uses the precise amount of detergent needed for each load. It is so advanced that you just scan the detergent you are using, and yes, the washer will do the rest.
  • The dryer is connected to the washer, so the guesswork of time, temperature, etc., is also done for you.
  • What do you have left to do? Enjoy clean and fresh clothes every time; you’ll still have to do the folding, though 😉.

Vegan birria ramen ingredients

  • Broth or consomé: this is made with chiles (guajillo, ancho, and chile de árbol), roasted onion, garlic, tomatoes, and flavorful spices.
  • Wheat noodles: choose your favorite noodle; use fresh or dried. Opt for millet or buckwheat noodles to make this dish a tad healthier.
  • Mushrooms: I like to air-fry my mushrooms beforehand. I do this in the GE Profile wall oven; you could also use any other countertop air fryer (affiliate link).
  • Toppings: the toppings are as important as the broth or the noodles. Choose fresh cabbage to give the perfect crunch (sub with iceberg lettuce if needed); use limes, not lemons, and thinly sliced red onion.

How to make birria ramen

  1. Make the broth. Soak the chiles until pliable, roast the tomatoes, garlic, and onion (the airy fryer function on the Ge Profile oven does a fantastic job roasting veggies), blend everything, and simmer with spices until flavorful.
  2. Cook the noodles. Follow the directions on the package. I like to leave mine al dente and drain and rinse.
  3. Assemble the vegan ramen bowl. In a pasta bowl, add a layer of noodles, ladle the broth to cover them, put the air-fried mushrooms on top of the noodles, and finish with the toppings. Do not forget a big squeeze of lime at the end.

Tips for the best ramen

  • This recipe makes enough for 8 people. Divide the broth into individual containers and freeze. Next time you crave birria ramen, use exactly what you need.
  • You have to serve this dish just before eating; that is when it is at its best.
  • If you don’t want the consomé to be very spicy, omit the dried chile de árbol.
  • Have a lot of napkins next to you – you’ll need them.
  • If you have leftovers, make mushroom quesadillas and dip them in the spicy chili broth.

Here’s how I did my laundry after eating birria noodles

  • I placed all the stained items in the washer.
  • I turned the knob to the DOWNLOAD setting, went to my phone, and selected the Power Clean setting as well.
  • Then I enjoyed the rest of my evening with complete peace of mind, knowing that the Enhanced Smarter Wash Technology that adapts to my needs will deliver the best fabric care. And on top of that, the washer is so quiet that you won’t even know it is on.

Birria Ramen

Alejandra Graf
Every single bite of this vegan birria ramen is bold, spicy, and a mouthful of flavors and textures. Prepare yourself for a delightful experience of the fusion of two amazing cuisines in every bite.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 people
Calories 135 kcal

Equipment

  • Soup pot
  • Bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds oyster mushrooms
  • 2 guajillo chilies
  • 2 ancho chili peppers
  • 2 dried red chili
  • 1/2 large white onion
  • 6 garlic cloves unpeeled
  • 3-4 medium-large tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pinch all-spice
  • 1 teaspoon salt

To assemble the ramen

  • 6 portions of ramen noodles
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • cabbage shredded
  • lime wedges
  • jalapeños sliced
  • fresh cilantro chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a cup of boiling water, soak the chilies until they are soft and pliable.
  • In a hot comal or skillet, roast the onion, garlic with skin, and tomato until well burned on both sides.
  • Remove the chiles from the hot water, open them, and remove the seeds and stems.
  • Put the onion, tomato, peeled garlic cloves, chilies, and the water in which you soaked the chiles into the blender. Add the salt and blend until everything is perfectly integrated.
  • In a large pot add a tablespoon of oil; when it is hot, empty the mixture of chilies and aromatics. Strain if needed. Let it cook for 5 minutes or until the color turns dark red. Add 4 cups of water and the spices.
  • In the meantime, shred the oyster mushrooms, and season them with oil and salt. Then place in the airfryer at 450ºF for 10-15 min until golden and crisp. Turn half way through.
  • Cook the noodles following the package instructions.
  • Prepare your ramen toppings.
  • Serve.

Notes

  • This recipe makes enough for 8 people. Divide the broth into individual containers and freeze. Next time you crave birria ramen, use exactly what you need.
  • You have to serve this dish just before eating; that is when it is at its best.
  • If you don’t want the consomé to be very spicy, omit the dried chile de árbol.
  • Have a lot of napkins next to you – you’ll need them.
  • If you have leftovers, make mushroom quesadillas and dip them in the spicy chili broth.
  • Thin out the broth with water or vegetable broth if it is too thick.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 135kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 7gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 431mgPotassium: 1054mgFiber: 9gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 3741IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 3mg
Keyword birria, easy vegan ramen, vegan birria

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