#49. 101 things in 1001 days: Try at least five savory oatmeal recipes.
You are probably already a big fan of sweet oatmeal. These savory oatmeal recipes, though, might just keep you away from those bananas and raisins for a while.
1. Savory oatmeal with fried egg and Parmesan
I kept my first bowl of savory oatmeal simple: Oatmeal with a fried egg and Parmesan. I cooked the oatmeal in vegetable stock and added olive oil, salt, and pepper. Delicious!
2. Mediterranean savory oatmeal
Mediterranean Savory Oatmeal:
- Oatmeal cooked in vegetable stock
- Sautéed garlic
- Kalamata olives
- Sun-dried tomatoes
- Feta cheese
- Salt and pepper
Delicious. I really liked the olives in it.
(Thanks to Shape.com for featuring my Mediterranean savory oatmeal recipe.)
3. Curried oatmeal with caramelized onions
First, I made a big batch of caramelized onions.
I followed this recipe from Tea & Cookies, except I used curry paste instead of curry powder. Very tasty.
4. Oatmeal congee
In Thailand, I once had a savory breakfast of jok, a rice porridge called congee in China. It was a bowl of very thin rice, topped with a variety of condiments. For my fourth bowl of savory oatmeal, I used that meal as my inspiration.
One part oatmeal cooked in three parts vegetable stock
- Bean sprouts
- Poached egg
- Sautéed mushrooms
- Soy sauce
- Red pepper flakes
5. Basil pesto oatmeal
I made basil pesto to top my fifth bowl of savory oatmeal.
- Pecorino Romano cheese
- Olive oil
- Pine nuts
I topped the oatmeal with the pesto and a little extra olive oil and cheese.
I liked all of these savory oatmeal recipes, but I think my favorite was the first one, with Parmesan cheese, olive oil, and an egg.
Update: Guacamole oatmeal
This is my new all-time favorite savory oatmeal.
Guacamole oatmeal (serves 2)
- 1 cup cooked oatmeal
- 1 avocado
- ½ tomato
- ¼ onion
- ½ lime (juice)
- 1 t chopped cilantro
- 1 t olive oil
- pinch chipotle chili powder
- salt and pepper to taste
And this was much, much better than my guacamole ice cream!
Update 2: Day After Thanksgiving Oatmeal
(See the video: Day After Thanksgiving Oatmeal)
How do you like your savory oatmeal? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
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