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Using chopsticks to pick up a bite of delicious Coconut Curry Ramen
4.89 from 44 votes

Coconut Curry Ramen

Savory vegan ramen infused with curry and coconut milk. Serve with sautéed portobello mushrooms and gluten-free noodles for the ultimate plant-based meal.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Entree, Soup
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 1 month
Does it keep? 5 Days

Ingredients

BROTH

  • 2 Tbsp toasted or untoasted sesame oil*
  • 2 small knobs ginger (sliced lengthwise into long strips)
  • 10 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 2 large onion (chopped lengthwise)
  • 5 Tbsp yellow or green curry paste
  • 8 cups vegetable broth (DIY or store-bought)
  • 4 cups light coconut milk
  • 2-4 Tbsp coconut sugar (optional // more to taste)
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric (optional // for color and more curry flavor)
  • 2 Tbsp white or yellow miso paste

FOR SERVING

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Once hot, add oil, garlic, ginger, and onion. Sauté, stirring occasionally for 5-8 minutes or until the onion has developed a slight sear (browned edges).
  2. Add curry paste and sauté for 1-2 minutes more, stirring frequently. Then add vegetable broth and coconut milk and stir to deglaze the bottom of the pan.
  3. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer on low for at least 1 hour, up to 2-3, stirring occasionally. The longer it cooks, the more the flavor will deepen and develop.
  4. Taste broth and adjust seasonings as needed, adding coconut sugar for a little sweetness, turmeric for more intense curry flavor, or more sesame oil for nuttiness.
  5. About 10 minutes before serving, prepare any desired toppings/sides, such as noodles, sautéed portobello mushrooms, or green onion (optional).
  6. Just before serving, scoop out 1/2 cup of the broth and whisk in the miso paste. Once fully dissolved, add back to the pot and turn off the heat. Stir to combine.
  7. Either strain broth through a fine mesh strainer (discard onions and ginger or add back to the soup) or ladle out the broth and leave the onions and mushrooms behind.
  8. To serve, divide noodles of choice between serving bowls. Top with broth and desired toppings. Serve with chili garlic sauce or sriracha for added heat.

  9. Best when fresh, though the broth can be stored (separate from sides/toppings) in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Notes

*You can sub sesame oil for coconut, but the sesame adds a nice rich nutty flavor to the ramen that I prefer.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated using brown rice noodles and mushrooms with no additional toppings.
*If using ramen noodles, this recipe would not be gluten free.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 4)