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Tom Yum Cup Noodles Fried Rice

Tom yum cup noodles fried rice

A Japanese television program, among others, introduced a recipe for fried rice made with cup ramen (instant ramen noodles in a cup).(カップヌードル炒飯のレシピ)

I swapped out the regular cup ramen noodles for Nissin Thai tom yum cup ramen noodles. I also added extra Thai tom yum paste, nampla fish sauce, and fried minced garlic to kick up the spice and heat.

It is an easy, delicious, albeit junky and high-sodium, lunch. Probably best to have only occasionally and in limited quantity.

Cup Noodle Fried Rice


  • 1 cup instant ramen noodles, any flavor (I used tom yum flavor)
  • 1 or 2 eggs
  • Cooked rice (1-3 rice bowls)
  • Sliced green onions
  • Water
  • Oil

Extra Seasonings:

  • Tom yum paste
  • Thai nampla fish sauce
  • Fried minced garlic


  1. Take the dried noodles out of the cup and put them in a bag. Use a rolling pin to break up the dried noodles in the bag. Don’t pulverise the dried noodles, just break them into little pieces.
  2. Put the dried noodles back in the cup, add the dried seasoning, and add water to just cover the noodles. Set aside.
  3. Slice the green onions and set aside.
  4. Crack the eggs into a small bowl and mix (as if preparing to make scambled eggs).
  5. If the cooked rice is cold, warm it up a little (in a microwave oven).
  6. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and add a little oil (so things do not stick).
  7. Add the eggs and green eggs and stir fry until the eggs are partially set.
  8. Add the warm rice to the frying pan.
  9. Add the cup noodles and soup to the frying pan.
  10. Stir fry for a few minutes until well mixed and everything is evenly heated.
  11. Sample a little of the fried rice and add extra tom yum paste, fish sauce, and fried garlic as you like.
  12. Mix well and serve.



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