I’ve loved instant ramen noodles since I was a kid, but as an adult I wanted to incorporate some nutrition into them and also more flavor. Sure, you can make this on the stovetop but the beauty of using the Instant Pot® is that you throw it all in, walk away, and the veggies all get evenly cooked. No more mushy peas and underdone carrots. I like to make a batch and separate it into “to go” containers for weekday lunches.
Combine water, ramen, seasoning packets, asparagus, cooked chicken, frozen peas, carrots, mushrooms, sesame oil, and chile-garlic sauce in a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®). Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions; set timer for 0 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer’s instructions, about 3 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.
Ladle into bowls and top with chopped scallions.
Per Serving: 213 calories; protein 13.7g; carbohydrates 13g; fat 12g; cholesterol 26.3mg; sodium 477.3mg.