They have an almost chicken broth/liption rice flavor. Very salty. I like 'em. I make the whole packet & drain most of the water. I like them more noodle-ey than soup-ey. The kids like them, too. They're filling & super cheap....easy for kids to pop in the nuker.
Recipes....I usually just eat 'em plain, but I've heard of people using them for all sorts of things. Add meat, frozen veggies, etc. I think you'd want to try them before you could get an idea of what would be good with them.
Hey, $.20...give it a try.
I personally like all flavors except beef....I'm not a big fan of the beef boullion flavor.