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Fresh Starts: Asian-Inspired Savory Oatmeal

Jan 10 2011 - 3:00pm

Like Kate Gosselin [1] and Heidi Montag [2], oatmeal's undergone a huge transformation in the past year. Of the three, oatmeal's come out on top. It's hit the quick service industry big time [3]. In particular, savory oatmeal [4] has blown up in [5] the culinary stratosphere. Why? For one, it's a great approach to enjoying a heartier breakfast not laden with sugar — and also a way to enjoy oatmeal outside of breakfast hours [6].
Asian Inspired Savory Oatmeal RecipeThis version is inspired by my father, who ate oats topped with an egg nearly every day for 15 straight years. But I also drew influence from the Chinese rice porridge congee and added other mix-ins such as scallions, soy sauce, and shiitake mushrooms. Don't overlook the Sriracha [7]; it doesn't add spiciness so much as it does another layer of flavor. For the recipe, read on.

Asian-Inspired Savory Oatmeal

Asian-Inspired Savory Oatmeal

Asian Savory Oatmeal Recipe 2011-01-03 19:09:29

Ingredients

1 cup water
1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats, such as McCann's Irish Oatmeal
Cooking spray
1 extra-large egg
1/3 cup fresh shiitake mushrooms, diced
1-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce, plus more for drizzling
1/4 teaspoon Sriracha [8]
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon chopped scallions, white and light green parts only

Directions

  1. Bring 1 cup water to a boil. Stir in rolled oats and cook, stirring frequently, over medium heat until thickened and creamy, about 1-1/2 minutes. Cover oats; remove from heat.
  2. Heat a small frying pan over medium heat; coat evenly with cooking spray. Crack egg into pan and fry about 3 minutes, or until whites become opaque and yolk is slightly set, but still runny.
  3. Remove egg and set aside; add diced shiitake mushrooms and cook 2-3 minutes until soft.
  4. Add soy sauce and Sriracha to oatmeal; stir to combine. Transfer oats to a bowl and top with diced shiitake mushrooms and fried egg. Drizzle with sesame oil and soy sauce; top with chopped scallions.

Serves 1.


Source URL
http://www.yumsugar.com/food/Asian-Savory-Oatmeal-Recipe-13185116