Savory Oat Pilaf

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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.

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By on September 26th, 2012

About Lauren

Hi, I'm Lauren! I'm a certified plant-based cook and enthusiastic omnivore who loves looking for creative ways to make weeknight meals more nutritious. I'm the author of Heathy Eating One Pot Cookbook and Healthy Meal Prep Slow Cooker Cookbook.

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4 thoughts on “Savory Oat Pilaf”

  1. I haven’t cooked oats in a savory way, and am looking for new ways to add more whole grains to our meals. This is right up our alley. I make a lot of risotto and rice pilaf, so my guys are sure to love this.

  2. I make something similar for breakfast – but sometimes I’ll used cooked quinoa as the base, and you are right – super filling, amazing and a great way to start the day.

    I’ll also try to do this towards the end of the week so I can use up any veggies I haven’t eaten yet.

  3. This looks really healthy and good. I am going to make this for my wife tonight. She has a cold and I think this will be very good for her and make her feel better. I guess I just get to benefit from her cold because I will get to try it too!! Thanks for putting this on the sight.


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