Savory Oatmeal with Shallots and Spinach
This quick, single-serving breakfast (or dinner!) packs a super-savory flavor punch and feels like a bit of a treat (if you're into that umami sort of thing, ahem). But in reality savory oatmeal is full of protein, complex carbs and leafy green goodness to fuel your bod.
Savory oatmeal. Trust me on this one.
Hi, I’m Carolyn, and it has been zero days since my last hit of umami. This is always true.
This isn’t the first time I’ve posted a savory oatmeal recipe. And yet I feel the need to establish a circle of trust with you all when talking about such things. I want to feel the presence of a supportive community when making the sharp right turn from sweet to savory oatmeal. Even though plenty of people do it. Even though it’s so, so good. I feel like I need to ask you to trust me.
Single-serving savory oatmeal
This quick recipe makes a single serving of savory oatmeal with minced shallots and baby spinach. Just combine all the ingredients in a small pot, let it simmer away for about five minutes, and your indulgent-seeming breakfast — a secret nutrition powerhouse — awaits.
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 generous cup baby spinach leaves
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 1/2 cups good vegetable broth
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons butter, optional
- 2 teaspoons white miso paste, optional
- Sriracha, optional
- 1 hard- or soft-boiled egg, optional
- Place shallot, spinach, oats, broth and soy sauce in a small pot and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes, until oats have softened into a porridge.
- Off the heat, stir in butter and miso paste.
- Transfer to a bowl and top with a drizzle of sriracha and a boiled egg if you like.