I was scrolling through my photo archives the other day and came across these photos of savory oat pilaf. I can’t believe I have’t posted about it yet!

I know savory oats may sound a little weird but trust me on this one, ok? Because this is some seriously good comfort food. And I promise they don’t taste like breakfast oats at all. I wasn’t sure myself how this experiment would turn out, but I’m completely hooked!

Just imagine it: nutty steel cut oats cooked in broth with sautéed onion, garlic, and shredded carrot, then seasoned with a pinch of cayenne pepper and some grated lemon peel. It has the perfect balance of earthy and bright flavors, a risotto-like texture, and all the health benefits of oats! Top it off with a fried egg – a slightly running yolk makes a great “sauce” for the pilaf – for what is my new go-to quick winter dinner.

Go check out my full RECIPE FOR SAVORY OAT PILAF on Live Better America.