This recipe may only take five minutes to prep—but certainly ain’t your college roomie’s instant ramen. With a salty, unctuous miso broth and a generous stack of expertly-fried Daring Breaded Plant Chicken Pieces, this Ultimate Ramen elevates your comfort-food-fave to a new level entirely.
Preheat a cast-iron skillet (or other heavy-bottomed skillet) over medium heat. When hot, add ½” of canola oil to the skillet, and heat until the oil registers 325ºF with a thermometer.
Carefully add the Daring Breaded Plant Chicken Pieces to the hot oil and shallow fry for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and very crispy. Carefully remove the fried Daring pieces to a wire rack or paper towel-lined plate, and allow to cool slightly.
Meanwhile, add ½ c water to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the miso and whisk vigorously until a smooth, thick paste is formed. Add 3 ½ c water to the miso mixture, and bring to a boil.
Add the instant ramen and bok choy stems to the boiling miso broth and cook according to the package instructions.
To serve, divide the noodles and bok choy between two large bowls. Spoon the miso broth equally into each bowl. Top each bowl with the bok choy greens, Daring Breaded Plant Chicken Pieces, scallions, sesame seeds or furikake, chile crisp, and a generous drizzle of sesame oil. Serve hot, and slurp immediately.