So, I was looking for a way to make a healthy, better-tasting version of Ramen Noodles, with pantry items, so as to not elevate the cost of the cup of noodles.
Here's what I came up with:
Crush 4 cloves of garlic and add to pot of boiling water.
a little olive oil
If you like it spicy, you can add...
chopped Jalapeņos or Habaneros
I also added ground Cayenne Pepper.
Bring the water to a rolling boil and let it sit/steep at a boil for about 5-7 minutes, enough to get a strong-flavored broth working.
Add your pack of Ramen Noodles, throw away the garbage "seasoning pack" full of MSG, and enjoy a healthy meal of noodles.
You can add some sugar to the broth to give it some balance against some of the more bitter flavors if you wish.