Last Updated: May 18, 2020
I’m sure most of us have instant noodles stocked up, especially given the ‘Circuit Breaker’ period when we’re trying to be home chefs and cook a lot more, even if it’s with simple or instant ingredients.
How about transforming your favourite instant noodles into a corn chowder that takes less than 20 minutes and only requires a pot?
This Instant Noodle Corn Chowder recipe can incorporate as many or as few ingredients as you wish, since the base only requires a can of creamed corn and a packet of instant noodles.
You can add extra seasoning and protein of your choice, so you can enjoy this chowder as a quick meal when you’re not feeling too hungry.
Preparation time: 5 minutes; Cooking time: 10 minutes
Step 1: Dice the onion and set aside.
Step 2: Cut the beef bacon into small bits.
Step 3: Crunch the instant noodles into smaller pieces by crushing it while it’s still in the packet. Set aside the packets of seasoning.
Step 4: Heat up a small pot on the stove and sauté the diced onions till fragrant.
Step 5: Open the can of creamed corn and empty all its contents into the pot. Re-fill the empty can with water and add that to the pot as well. Stir well.
Step 6: Pour in 1 cup of milk.
Step 7: Bring the chowder to a slow boil and pour in the crushed instant noodles once the chowder is boiling.
Step 8: Add the seasoning packets (from the instant noodles), along with the beef bacon bits. You may also add in the fried shallots.
Step 9: Stir the corn chowder well and turn off the stove.
Unlike soup, a chowder has a much thicker consistency, so don’t be alarmed by how goopy it can get once it cools down. The pepperiness from the beef bacon gave it a nice punch of heat, so I advise you to get cooked meat that has the same potent flavour.
I didn’t have to add extra salt; it was well-seasoned already, all thanks to the beef bacon and instant noodle seasoning packets. I reckon this one-pot dish would be great for when you’re feeling lazy or when you’re in a squeeze for time in between work Zoom meetings.
Whatever the occasion is, this 15-minute recipe is fool-proof, simple, and uses the most basic ingredients, so there’s no need to worry about being unable to find it in the supermarket. Check out more of our Simple Stay-home recipes and share with us how your home-cooking adventures have been going!
Expected Damage: S$4 – S$5 per portion