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Why You’ll Love Organic Millet & Brown Rice Ramen
It’s true. Ramen without gluten does exist! Lotus Foods Organic Millet & Brown Rice Ramen gives those with a gluten intolerance the opportunity to slurp up tasty and flavorful noodles without consuming any wheat. This product is made with organic, gluten-free millet and hearty brown rice, giving it a bold and nutty taste—in addition to a good dose of fiber and protein.
Many people love ramen for its ability to cook up in a pinch, and Lotus Foods does exactly that. Their noodles are quick-to-cook and they soften in less than four minutes. Enjoy them like regular Japanese-style noodles dunked in miso broth or serve them cold with a little tamari and sesame oil dressing. Unlike traditional ramen, this millet and brown rice option has significantly less sodium: 25 percent to be exact.
Because of the simple three-ingredient formula, Lotus Foods Organic Millet & Brown Rice Ramen is vegan, kosher, and free of cholesterol, trans fats, sodium, as well as sugar. Finally, there is a way to enjoy the flavor of favorite noodle bowls without sacrificing health goals.
What is millet?
Millet has been in a food staple in other parts of the world for many years, eaten on a regular basis and in many forms. Recently, however, it has been making its way into the United States as more and more people have become aware and knowledgeable of gluten intolerance and Celiac disease. Technically, millet is a seed (making it gluten-free, naturally), but it often is classified as a whole grain. Because of this, millet can easily replace other whole grains, such as rice or quinoa, in any dish.
Millet is very similar to quinoa and contains a solid amount of protein, in addition to being high in fiber and magnesium. The great thing about millet is that it can also be purchased at a quarter of the price of quinoa, making it budget-friendly while offering great health benefits and nutrients.
- Protein: Acts as a building block for the body, helping in the recovery process from injury and illness, as well as to grow and repair tissue. In addition, it nourishes hair, skin, nails, ligaments, and many other parts of the body, allowing them to become strong and healthy. Eating foods high in protein will also provide a boost of energy and give that feel full after a meal, which can aid in weight loss and management.
- Folate: This is a B vitamin that the body needs to make DNA and other genetic materials. They are also naturally present in many different foods and are useful in giving the body energy.
- Antioxidants: These powerful little guys fight free radicals that attack healthy cells in the body. Consuming foods with antioxidants keep the body safe from chronic illness, disease, and cell damage.
Benefits of brown rice
What makes these Japanese-style noodles so good is that they’re made with millet and brown rice. While white rice has the husk or hull removed, brown rice keeps it intact as an outer layer, giving it a darker appearance and nuttier flavor. This contributes to the fiber and magnesium content, and is also wonderful for those who need to watch their blood glucose levels. Just like protein, fiber will give that full feeling after a meal or after snacking, so it’s especially good to eat for weight loss or weight management. Fiber is also vital to digestive health, as well as lowering cholesterol and helping with overall heart wellness. In addition, magnesium helps with overall well-being since a deficiency can lead to cramps, headaches, nausea, and heart attacks. By increasing magnesium intake, it reduces blood pressure, improves insulin sensitivity, and allows people to feel better on a more holistic level.
Recipes to pair with Lotus Foods Organic Millet & Brown Rice Ramen
While many people might consider soup to be rather unsatisfying, that’s not the case with Lotus Foods Organic Millet & Brown Rice Ramen. Eating this Japanese-style noodle bowl by itself makes for a perfect meal, however, it can also be paired with other foods to add extra flavor to the mix. The possibilities are endless but luckily Thrive has narrowed down a few favorites to try with Lotus Foods Organic Millet & Brown Rice Ramen.
Forget the traditional burger buns and instead create a juicy burger that’s sandwiched between two crispy noodle buns with Lotus Foods Organic Millet & Brown Rice Ramen. This healthy recipe combines some classic Asian flavors with hints of tamari and sesame oil, all while remaining gluten-free. Add some favorite toppings, like fresh tomatoes or red onion, and opt for a fresh avocado instead of a heavy dressing on top.
Add some gluten-free noodles into a tasty bone broth that offers loads of protein as well as vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus. Brew this broth and add in some of your favorite vegetables like celery, carrots, and spinach, and mix in Lotus Foods Organic Millet & Brown Rice Ramen for some serious texture.
Amp up these light and healthy spring rolls with a little bit of Lotus Foods Organic Millet & Brown Rice Ramen on the side. The bright green hue of these spring rolls comes from the refreshing herbs, crispy pea shoots, and creamy avocado, making it ideal for lunch or an afternoon snack.
Reviews For Organic Millet & Brown Rice Ramen
Based on 45 Reviews
A dream come true
High quality, wheat-free ramen that tastes delicious and has the right texture and cooks up wonderfully? You've found it! Thanks Thrive for introducing me to this item. I'm not sure what i did before i had these noodles on my shelf!
These are by far my favorite of the Lotus Foods Ramen Noodles. They are the perfect texture and flavor.
These cook up so quickly and easily...make a great side dish or put a few shrimp in and have a great lunch.
Love these noodles. They are super quick to prepare, easy easy. I am gluten free, soy free, so I can prepare these the way I like.
- Wendy Whitney
delicious hot or cold!
We use these for homemade pho but also discovered they make a delicious chilled noodle dish. So good!
Too Spicy For Me!
I love the texture and the flavor, but I was not prepared for the spice! I will not be ordering this again, just because it was too spicy for my taste buds! I will be ordering the other two flavors, though!
I buy these noodles again and again, because they have such a great, light texture. They cook quickly, too, so I can steam up vegetables, warm some broth, and have a complete meal in 15-20 minutes. (Duck broth is my favorite.) Last time I made them I had more than needed, and to my surprise the texture didn't lose much appeal even two days later, which usually isn't true for just brown rice pasta. A bonus is the portioning: 4 distinct servings per bag.
I LOVE these noodles..they are easy to prepare and taste delicious!!!!
These noodles to me are guilt free and fantastic. Short cook time and delicious (I used for Pad Thai and they are awesome)!!!
The Best ever Ramen noodle
These are the best I have ever had and suggest everyone try them, your going to love them. An easy 3 minutes!!
Love this product simmered slowly in broth! Have had it before
Better than the wheat kind
My son is a typical kid and doesn't always like the healthier food choices. He always wanted to eat the white wheat version of ramen, which I wasn't happy about because it wasn't whole grain. I was super excited when I found these! Not only does my son like it, my husband says it tastes better than the wheat one. I am happy that it's whole grain, and I can eat it too because I'm gluten free.
- Gayla Brasel
Amazingly good and versatile!
These GF ramen noodles are shocking good! Being a former pasta snob, I didn't have high hopes for this, but since my recent celiacs diagnosis I've been looking for gluten free alternatives. Literally everyone in the family loved these...I cooked ours in veggie broth then drained and tossed with steamed veggies and homemade peanut sauce...so good and quick too. A few things to be aware of...these ramen do not come with those little seasoning packets. They tend to stick tight on the ends of the noodle blocks so you might need a fork to loosen them as they cook. Also be aware not to overcook them (as you do with typical ramen) or they get gummy. I will be ordering these in bulk! Great hot or cold, too.
It should state Ramen noodles only. I was under the impression it was a Ramen kit with the flavor pack and the whole nine yards. It was good and I did my own thing but I was disappointed that there was no flavor packet.
Organic Millet & Brown Rice Ramen
First time I tried these. Added to vegetables and chicken - delicious. Will buy again.
Better than Top Ramen
Happy to have found these noodles! Add some tasty broth, vegetables, and meat for a comforting soup on a rainy day.
I have to admit, even after reading other reviews, I was very skeptical about this product. But it is AMAZING, and soothes my craving for ramen noodles, since I cannot (and should not) eat the Korean ramen noodle soup packages sold at my local Korean market. The texture and taste is perfect, and goes well with any type of soup base that I throw them into. I followed other people's advice and followed the cooking instructions to the letter. No sticking, no gooping...just perfect ramen noodles. Thank you!
Wish Thrive carried more variteties
It's nice for us GF people to have Ramen options. I love the flavor of all of these, but wish you carried the Buckwheat Mushroom.
- Liz Aguilar
I love this stuff!
So you make or buy broth, steam a few vegetables in it, cook these light and satisfying noodles separately, and then serve both together. Adorn the ramen bowl with slivered spring onions, cilantro, sesame seeds, hot sesame oil, seaweed...or whatever else you have around, and voila! The dried noodles come 4 servings to a pack, so it's easy to know how much to cook, and they only take about 10 minutes to prepare. In my kitchen these are a staple; they help me make fast, easy, delicious, and nutritious meals.
I love it !!!
I love it !!!
Yay for gluten free ramen!
Make my own ramen noodle soup with this. So yummy and I add low sodium broth, dehydrated vegetables, chicken, and seasoning to taste. A little extra work but so worth it!
It's a challenge to find organic, gluten free pasta, this one's a winner! I was buying another brand on Amazon and this one is cheaper by far, without skimping on quality. Cooks just like the highly processed wheat based ramen and has a good texture. Add your own flavor, some veggies or protein and you've got a quick easy meal! This will be on my list every month!
- Mary Ellen
Healthy Ramen Noodles
Very healthy ramen noodles to add your own veggies and meat to along with whatever spices or sauce you want to make.
Keeping these on hand ALWAYS!
It has been forever since I Have had ramen and let me tell you, while these are not exactly the same as the stuff you can buy at most grocery store, they get the job done. The noodles do break up easily if you over cook them but they are all going to end up in your belly anyways because they are so good. I cook mine in chicken stock to add some flavor and you can add just about anything to your ramen, leftovers work great. I usually have leftover chicken lying around from a previous nights dinner so I almost always add that, you can crack an egg into it and scramble that in, and I also like to add things like sauteed garlic and edamame to it. I also like to garnish with some green onion but the list goes on and on with what you can do to make this your own. I definitely recommend trying it, for the price you can't beat it and it comes with 4 compressed noodle packs so you technically have 4 easy meals for under $5!
I love,love,LOVE Ramen, and I was looking for a gluten free alternative. Eureka! I have found it. These are delicious, I highly recommend!
- Malinda Smith
If you read carefully, this item is noodles only. If you want to use it as a quick lunch option you will have to also prepare your own broth. I didnt think they were anything special. One serving is half a square of the four individual cakes.
A bit bland, but what do you expect from ramen noodles without a flavor packet of chemicals? I added some veggies, egg, and coconut aminos and they were decent.
I bought these for my kids who are gluten-free. They love them in a bowl of beef broth with scallions and tofu thrown in, plus a dash of tamari and sesame oil. It's a perfect after-school snack. I had some the other day and I'm totally hooked. These ramen noodles are REMARKABLY delicious and have an excellent texture.
- P Penny
Ramen Lovers Rejoice! Much Healthier Alternative.
I am so thankful to have discovered these! Before finding these I would still get cravings for the unhealthy original ramen noodles even though I know how unhealthy they are. Plus I really can't say what ingredients are in the old version I use to consume. I can now say goodbye unhealthy ramen noodle cravings I have found a MUCH BETTER alternative. There are TWO ingredients in these!! It's great. I know exactly what I am eating. I like to change the spices I add. Their are so many ways to flavor these.
Don't ever stop carrying these!
Hands down the closest to "real" ramen noodles I have ever found having to be wheat-free for over 20 yrs. Takes a little extra effort to make and you really do have to boil them in a pan of water (tried to microwave the first time. It was disastrous). Just use a fork to break it up little by little as it boils. I now make my own soup using dehydrated vegetables, chicken/turkey, no-salt bullion and a little season salt to taste or the juices from a rotisserie chicken if I have it. Much healthier and lots less sodium. Mmmmm!
I cooked according to directions and it was perfect. Made my own soup with miso paste, onions, shiitakes, and wakame seaweed and it was just as good as anything I've had in a restaurant! So happy I won't have to go out for a good hot bowl of ramen this winter!
I love these noodle and buy them in the store. I was excited when I found them on Thrive. Unfortunately, there is no seasoning packet! What is the purpose of Ramen without the seasoning?
Lotus Foods Organic Millet & Brown Rice Ramen
These are delicious...and so easy to cook. I wish Thrive
would sell the black noodles and Jade green....my new favorite...
I love these noodles - quick, easy, versatile & nutritious. 4 minutes to cook.
I love them in soup. I have not tried them any other way but I have used them many times in soup.
I Can't Believe Ramen Is Healthy!
Not long ago I was in college and Ramen was my best friend. Now I'm all grown up, with a real job, and I don't eat that way any longer.
When I came across this Millet and Brown Rice Ramen on Thrive Market, I was very excited. I could use these noodles in soup, with stir fry and as a pasta dish.
So happy I stumbled upon my old friend with a great new taste and a better price! You are awesome Thrive!
- Virginia H
Takes a little work
Lotus makes great products, but the first time I tried these I though they were kind of gross. It was suggested that I try soaking them overnight in cold water and then rinse before frying or heating up.
This worked well and they tasted much better. They also seemed far more versatile this way too.
- Jacky Goe
I absolutely love the taste of ramen, but after my doctor told me I had high blood pressure, I had to cut down on my sodium, and have you seen the sodium levels on most cheap ramen? It's insane! I did a quick search on Thrive to see what healthier alternatives I could find, and this came up.
They have a really nice taste, but they definitely taste different than the cheap types of ramen. I'm not too fond of the Red Miso type of flavoring that's included, so I substitute one of the seasoning packets from the cheap ramen, and it's pretty much perfect. I've found that letting the noodles soak a bit longer in the pot after it finishes cooking seems to produce the best taste.
- Kassidy E.
Not your average ramen
I am used to the super cheap ramen, this is much different than that. I think it's good, but it takes some getting used to.
I am not much of a fan of the flavors they use and I find myself always adding something to it, whether it's meat, vegetables or some kind of seasoning.
- Kelly B
I was sad when I had to go gluten-free and couldn't eat those cheap packets of ramen noodles anymore. But then I discovered these and I was happy as a clam! This ramen is so much healthier and I can add all my own goodies to the mix to make a tasty ramen meal.
My favorite additions? Coconut sauce, snow peas and chicken breast. Delicious!
- Vella Sheedy
Lots of clumps in mine
I followed the directions on these noodles, but they came out clumped and hard. I'm not sure if it's the water or maybe you have to take them out a minute early to avoid overcooking.
They weren't bad, and the miso was actually really good, but I have to figure out how to keep them from clumping.
- Hailey Firenze
Better than top ramen by far
Yes, they're more expensive than Top Ramen, but for the nutrition and taste, Lotus noodles are so much better.
The trick is to use the right amount of water, and stir the noodles so they don't clump up. You can use the red miso, or spice it up with your own choices. I like adding an organic peanut sauce and chicken breast to the noodles for an awesome Thai dish.
Follow the instructions
Great, healthy noodles that taste moist and flavorful without the added fat. But you really need to read the instructions to get the best results. I tried to go my own way the first time, and ended up with clumpy, hard noodles.
You can leave them sitting for a few extra minutes before you eat, though, and the noodles still stay moist and delicious, especially with the red miso packet.
- Hubert Farmer
Almost as good as the real thing!
The noodles are springy and chewy and taste like a pretty decent quality eggy ramen noodle. No, they're not a 1 to 1 replacement for a traditional ramen noodle but they're very good and have a very good taste and texture.
- T. Bradt
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