Savory Asian Inspired Mushroom Oatmeal
Savory oatmeal is a surprisingly delicious alternative to the usual sweet breakfast most of us are used to. I usually prefer a sweeter taste in the mornings. But, sometimes it’s good to mix things up in your routine. If you’ve never tried savory oats before, then you’re in for a treat.
They’re just as easy to prepare and can be ready in no more than 15 minutes. The added bonus – you get to eat it for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. I’ll be honest, there’s nothing quite like a warm, creamy bowl of oats to make you feel like you own the world every morning.
Yet, sometimes we get lazy with breakfast or even dinner, and it becomes quite boring. Try experimenting! There are tons of variations. Don’t do yourself the injustice of assuming that oats mean boring porridge. You can do so much more with them. In fact, they’re just a normal whole-grain carbohydrate like brown rice, couscous, and polenta.
I usually start my day with a bowl of oatmeal because they’re easy to prepare and always tase great. They’re highly satisfying and make you feel full for a really long time.
Savory Asian Mushroom Oatmeal Bowl
This is a quick and easy, but totally scrumptious meal. It’s also really healthy and nutritious and helps me wake up even on the coldest or earliest of mornings! Better yet, when I’ve had a super long and exhausting day, I can quickly whip this up for a comforting and wholesome dinner.
Mushroom oats is a creamy breakfast oatmeal that has the earthiness of mushrooms combined with delicious Asian flavors. It’s best to top it with a poached egg, a dash of soy sauce, paprika, oregano, salt, pepper, and spring onions. And if you want to up your oatmeal game, even more, don’t be shy with the garlic!
Preparation Time: 5 minutes.
Cooking Time: 10 minutes.
Yield: 1-2 people.
Category: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner,
- 1 teaspoon Oil
- ¼ teaspoon grated Ginger
- 1 cup rolled Oats
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 2 cups Water
- 1 teaspoon Oregano
- A Whole Egg
- 1 teaspoon Paprika
- 1 chopped Spring Onion
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 cup sliced Mushrooms
- A pinch of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Soy Sauce
- Cook the Oats: Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan and add the grated ginger. Sauté the ginger for 30 seconds and add oats. Stir the oats for a few seconds and add all the water, salt, pepper, paprika, and oregano. Bring this to a quick boil, and simmer for 3-4 minutes. By now the mixture should have thickened up into a porridge-like consistency and the oats will be cooked. Adjust the consistency by adding more water if required.
- Sauté the mushrooms: In a non-stick pan, heat olive oil and add the mushrooms. You’ll need to cook on high heat for a few minutes till mushrooms are golden brown. Sprinkle with garlic and seasoning.
- Assemble and Serve: To serve, top the oats with mushrooms, a poached egg, a dash of soy sauce and spring onions.
So, have I managed to convince to try a savory oatmeal dish yet? Give this a try and let us know what you think!
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