Aka your new favorite lunch. Who doesn't love a cute little jar lunch. It's so portable and easy to eat anywhere. All you need is hot water. You can definitely change customize these to your liking. Want spice? Add a bit of chile paste or hot chile oil. Want carbs? Add a ton of noodles.
I'm calling these ramen jars but you can definitely make them with out noodles for a lighter, grain free meal. You can't see them in the photos, but we used these aip friendly Shirataki noodles. They are a dried noodle, made from tapioca starch, konica powder, calcium and citric acid. They taste just like a glass noodle. I found these at whole foods but they are also available online. Feel free to use any noodle you like but precook them if they will need more than a few minutes in hot water to cook.
Just remember when you're prepping the vegetables that everything in the jar is cooked by pouring boiling water into the jar, sealing and letting it sit for a few minutes. This means that everything should be sliced small and thin.
Here's grocery list what you will need to make 8 jars:
4 carrots, cut into thin matchsticks
1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced
2" knob fresh ginger, grated
4 cups thinly sliced green beans (about 1#)
4 cups chopped broccoli, in bite sized pieces
1/2 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup shelled edamame, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup miso paste
1/2 cup tamari soy sauce
1/3 cup sesame oil
2 teaspoons garlic powder
noodles, amount is up to you, I used 8 shirataki dried noodle nests.
Here's the recipe for ONE jar:
Vegan Ramen + Vegetable Jar
1 tablespoon miso paste
1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 scant tablespoon thinly sliced scallions
1/2 cup carrots, cut into thin matchsticks
1/2 cup thinly sliced green beans
1/2 cup finely chopped broccoli
1 tablespoon corn kernels, fresh or frozen
1 tablespoon shelled edamame, fresh or frozen
1 serving of noodles (cooked or uncooked - see note above)
Line up 8 clean glass jars with lids. Fill each jar with the above ingredients. Seal and store in fridge. When ready to serve, fill jar with hot water. Stir, to loosen miso paste. Replace lid and shake lightly to mix ingredients. Let sit for about 5 minutes. Carefully remove lid and enjoy.