Asian Fusion Oats

by HEAB on September 28, 2009

Over the weekend, I took cooked oatmeal to a whole new level after following this guy’s advice.  According to him, there is only one tried and true method for cooking oats, and Mr. Quaker is definitely not involved.  I was intrigued.  

1. Purchase oat groats.  I buy mine from the bulk bins at Whole Foods for less than $1/lb.

IMG_32242. Grind groats in a grain mill or coffee grinder and soak in water overnight. (I used my Vita-Mix).

1/2 cup oat groats + 1 1/2 cups water.

1/2 cup oat groats + 1 1/2 cups water.

3. Pour ground oat groats + soaking water into pot on stove top and cook on medium heat until thick and creamy.

All Done.

All Done.

4. Add mix-ins…which leads us to…

HEAB’s Tahini Meal of the Day

All I have to say is "Wow!"

"Holy Trinity of Savory Oatmeal"

Into my cooked oat groats went 1 tsp raw honey, 1 tsp white miso paste, and 1 TBSP raw tahini.  I have no words…no words to describe the amazing flavor of this bowl.  Honestly, the cooked oat groats didn’t impress me much. They were good – better than rolled oats, but I still prefer oat bran. However, the combo of the honey/miso/tahini…WOW!  Are you going to try it?