Savory Shiitake Oatmeal
Recipe Type: Breakfast
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Soy sauce and a dab of butter launch this a cheap and easy meal into full-umami territory. Add vegetables and grated cheese for a full bowl of deliciousness.
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • A sprinkle of fine sea salt
  • A few good grinds of black pepper
  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 4 cups good vegetable stock
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 recipe Crispy Shiitakes (see instructions to make these in the link above)
  • 4 seven-minute boiled eggs
  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a medium-sized pot. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and the salt and pepper and cook two minutes more.
  2. Add the oats and stock to the pot, bring to a boil over high heat, and then simmer, stirring from time to time, until the oats have absorbed just about all the liquid.
  3. Stir in the soy sauce and butter.
  4. Ladle into bowls and top each bowl with an egg and plenty of crispy shiitakes.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at