No student can say they have never had noodles before. Below is a list of 4 ways you can freshen up your noodle game. 

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CHICKEN ALA NOODLE: A quick and easy way to move from ‘instant noodles’ to a ‘meal’. Photo: Sibongile Machika

Noodles are the staple food for most students. Even though they might not be the healthiest option out there, they are quick, easy to make, cheap, and are the go-to food for students during exams. We used a cheap, 3-minute-noodle, found at a local Braamfontein supermarket for all the recipes as they are one of the most affordable brands on the market.

Crack-A-Snack: Dry noodles

Ingredients:

1 packet Instant noodles

Method:

It’s really simple. If you can’t do it, you probably shouldn’t be at a university. Break noodles into small pieces and add noodle ‘spice’ if you wish. Eat. Done.

Chicken ala Noodle

Ingredients:

1 Chicken breast

¼  each chopped green, red and yellow pepper

¼ chopped onion

1 packet Instant noodles

Oil

Method:

If you are as lazy as most students then this recipe is for you. You can have it with chicken on Monday, replace the chicken with sausage on Tuesday, and have it with chicken livers on Wednesday. See?

Fry onions and peppers until soft (don’t burn them – it defeats the purpose). Add chicken strips, salt, black pepper and chicken spice.

On the side, make your instant noodles. Serve stir fry on top noodles.

Russian noodles

Ingredients:

1 canned tomatoes

1 Russian (can replace with two viennas)

¼  each chopped green, red and yellow pepper

Black pepper

1 teaspoon sugar

1 packet Instant noodles

Method:

No, this recipe is not only meant for people from Russia, and no, there is no vodka involved.

Fry onions and peppers until soft. Add sliced Russians until soft. Add canned tomatoes and a teaspoon of sugar and simmer. Add tomato Russian mix to the prepared noodles. Mix well and serve.

Tuna-mayo noodles

Ingredients:

1 can tuna

¼ each chopped green, red and yellow pepper

Salt and pepper

Mayonnaise

1 packet instant noodles

Method:

This recipe is probably as easy as the cracking noodles in the first recipe but really tasty. Just chop this, chop that, and you are done – not rocket science.

Drain tuna (use tuna in water rather than tuna in oil – it’s healthier at least before you add the mayonaise). Add mayonnaise, salt and pepper, and peppers to the tuna. Add the tuna mix to prepared noodles and mix well.