Happy 2015! I've been really getting into oatmeal lately (somewhat of a New Years Resolution of mine to eat more healthy grains). This is a first for me, as I never really was into oats like, ever. Perhaps because growing up I only ever had the single packet kind that cooked to mush and was loaded with sugar. That stuff actually made me gag eating it! But I can't deny that true oats have great nutritional value and I wanted to give them a shot. Now I am so glad that I did! The real deal is delicious.
I like sweet sometimes, but I am much more of a savory girl. Oats are perfect for that savory flavor! I love that they are appropriate for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
My version gets an umami punch from tamari. Shiitake mushrooms add funk and texture. Scallions add a mild onion touch. Topped with a perfectly poached egg lending richness to the dish. And a sprinkling of sesame seeds to finish it all off.
This recipe can be easily doubled, just make sure to keep the oats to liquid ratio 1:2. I use "quick cooking" steel-cut oats, which I suggest you do too. I'm pretty keen on Bob's Red Mill, but you may choose whichever brand you like. If you are unsure of how exactly to poach an egg, follow the steps in my previous post, Poached Eggs and Miso Dressed Salad. It's very easy, I promise! You may also omit the poached egg for a great vegan dish.
Savory Oats Featuring Shiitake Mushrooms and Poached Egg
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
You Will Need:
Will you try these savory oats for breakfast, lunch, or dinner?
I'm Ali! Living it up in Brooklyn. I love cooking, baking, crafting, crocheting - you name it! Most of what I cook is healthy for you (and equally delicious) with the occasional "not-healthy" meal (but so worth it). My passion truly lies with inspiring others not only to cook at home but to try new foods in the process!