A savoury alternative to your usual sweet variety, these oats are super cheap and packed with energy!
prep time 5 mins total time 15-20 mins serves 2
1 garlic clove
1/2 tsp tumeric
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
Handful of cherry tomatoes
Handful of mushrooms
1 cup oats
2 cups of water
1 stock cube
Handful of spinach
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and pepper
Chop up the onion and garlic.
Add the onion to a large pan with a drizzle of oil and cook until softened.
Add in the garlic and fry for a few more minutes.
Pop in the spices, and mix together with the onion and garlic, cooking for a further couple of minutes. Pour a dash of water in to make it into a paste.
Add the tomatoes and mushrooms, cooking for a few minutes until they’ve simmered down.
Add in the oats and the stock, stirring for 10-15 minutes or until the water is all absorbed and the oats are cooked threw.
When everything looks cooked, season with salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Finally stir in the spinach, nutritional yeast and mix. Once it’s wilted, the food is ready to serve!
Having only ever eaten sweet oats, I thought a savoury version would be weird. But I am a total convert! It’s similar to tofu scramble in taste, and it’s much cheaper, too!
You can adjust the amount of stock/water added, depending on how thick/runny you’d like the final dish to be.