I know right, how long has it been?
I have heard from some of my readers that they miss my random recipes. I never felt like my food posts were anything special, but hey, if they’re easy and tasty, why not share them?
Green St. Patty‘s Day y’all!
For me, I’m not a drinker, so this holiday that is pretty much based off of getting wasted for cheaper is really just an excuse for me to put green into as much of my day as possible.
Cue wearing a sparkly green shamrock headband to the gym.
Yeah, I dress up to go sweat. 😀
Anywho, back to the recipe
…what’s a recipe again? HA
Yes I realize I just said savoury and oatmeal in the same sentence BUT hear me out.
Oats are really like a blank canvas. Just like rice, or for a more similar texture, polenta or risotto. They are a neutral base screaming for flavour blasting toppings. Many of us have come to perceive oatmeal as purely a sweet dish, but really, you can turn it savoury just as easily and it will still be that warm bowl of comfort you know and love.
So before you say “bleh!” give them a chance. I made this particular bowl for my housemate, Rita, and she absolutely loved them. My other housemate, Emily, on the other hand was stuck in ‘sweet oats only’ mode and was afraid of them despite saying they smelled awesome.
I will convert her just you wait.
So I went to the internet searching for some inspiration. I can confidently say that this girl knows how to make a pretty damn good bowl of proats but I had too many thoughts going on and needed something to calm them down a tad. Plus, I didn’t want to screw up the first bowl of savoury oats for zee housies because then they would never touch them again.
Can’t have that can we?
Mexican? Rita loves avocado, beans…not so sure.
Taco! Spicy, yes, avocado, yes…hmm..
Wait, what is that seaweed in the cupboard…?
Sushi oats. Bam, sold.
So with that, the bowl you see before you was created. Now if only I had some wasabi and pickled ginger….
I hope you will conquer your fears and try this out. It legit smelled like sushi so if you swing that way, it’s something you would enjoy I’m sure.
Asian Sushi Oats.
Ingredients for the Oats:
~1 Serving of Rolled Oats (1/2 cup)
~1 cup Chicken or Vegetable Broth
~1 egg or 1/4 cup egg whites
~1 tsp oil of choice (coconut, avocado, sesame or peanut)
~1 tsp minced garlic
~1-2 tbsp diced onion
~approximately 1/8 cup dried seaweed or other sea vegetable (I used dulse)
~1 chopped green onion.
NOTE. I did see many sites saying to add a dash of fish or oyster sauce to the base so if you have it on hand go for it. Just only use a little bit.
- Heat your oil in a pot (use one that had a lid) on the stove at medium/high heat. Chop up your vegetables. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and onions and sauté until they are softened and fragrant (a few minutes).
- Add your oats, sea vegetable and broth, place the lid on the pot and bring to a boil.
- When it comes to a boil, remove the lid and bring it down to a simmer (medium heat). Stir your oatmeal consistently to prevent it from sticking to the bottom. If it soaks up too much liquid too quickly, simply add some water. When the oats have ALMOST reached the consistency you like, crack your egg (or add your liquid egg whites) to the pot and stir quickly to prevent scrambling the egg. *It should stir in with little to no white bits.
- Cook for a final minute or two and then remove from the heat. Stir in half of your green onion and keep 1/2 for garnish. Keep warm while your prep your toppings.
For the Toppings
~1 tsp roasted sesame seeds
~other half of the sliced green onion
~Chili flakes to taste (optional)
~Drizzle of sesame oil and/or soya sauce.
~any other sushi like topping of your liking. I would recommend some seaweed (Rita has this cool dried and sticky seaweed-sesame strands), avocado and perhaps some pickled ginger. Smoked salmon would make an amazing topping as well if you are all fancy and such.
Simply fry up you egg for a runny-yolk doneness. While that is cooking, place all of your toppings on your oats. Top with the egg and drizzle with your topping of choice. If using sesame oil BE CAREFUL that stuff is strong!
Take pretty picture for IG and then dive in…
Break the yolk. Then take another picture of that #YolkPorn
Then you can dive in.
So yes, savoury oats sushi style. Good protein, complex carbs and healthy fats. Fuel up my friends.
Have a safe St. Patty’s Day night!
Are you afraid of savoury oats?