Molly Sims's Healthy Zoodle Ramen Fulfills All Your Comfort Food Needs
We can always turn to model-actress Molly Sims for healthy, home-cooked goodness. And that includes putting a lighter spin on some classic, but heavier comfort foods. The budding lifestyle guru recently posted a four-step healthy alternative to a cold weather favorite: ramen. “It’s delicious and always my go-to when I’m needing some comfort food,” she wrote on her blog.
By substituting traditional noodles for spiralized zucchini, or “zoodles”, Sims keeps the dish low-carb, so one bowl will warm you from the inside out, but won’t send you to the couch with an overwhelming urge to nap. For the rest, she sticks with the traditional Japanese ingredients like miso paste and tamari (gluten-free soy sauce), which add tons of mouth-watering umami flavor.
Read on for the full breakdown.
Classic Miso Ramen with Zucchini Noodles
1/4 cup miso paste ($11; amazon.com)
1/4 cup tamari ($3; jet.com)
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 large packages of zucchini noodles or 4-5 zucchini for Inspiralizer (Sims recommends this model $50; amazon.com)
Scallions, shiitake mushrooms, and bok choy (for topping)
1. Start out by preparing the eggs. To get a softer center (like the classic recipe), bring a saucepan of water to a boil and leave in for 6 minutes over medium-high heat. Once the eggs are cooled, peel the shell off carefully.
2. Boil zucchini noodles until soft. Set aside.
3. In a large saucepan, combine the miso, tamari, garlic, and 8 cups of water. Once water boils, reduce heat to maintain a simmer.
4. Place noodles in bowl. Top with miso broth, mushrooms, bok choy, scallions, and egg. Enjoy!
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