I really like to make savory entrees with steel cut oats instead of rice or other grains. I like that they are very high in fiber and protein.
Below is a recipe I LOVE to make all the time with steel cut oats. I am in need of other savory oat recipes and would love to hear about how you use oats in a savory way!
Please comment with recipes!!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
3 Tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
½ cup Spanish (yellow) onions, medium dice
½ cup green bell peppers, medium dice
½ cup red bell peppers, medium dice
½ pound raw ground turkey
1 cup steel cut oats
½ cup canned diced tomatoes with juice
1 ½ Tbsp tomato paste
2 ¾ cups water
Spices (combine spices in small bowl)
1 tsp basil
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp oregano
½ Tbsp parsley
½ tsp salt
In a medium sauce pot, heat the oil on medium heat. Add the garlic, and cook until golden brown. Add the onions, and cook until they are translucent. Add the peppers, and stir until all of the peppers are coated in oil. Add the ground turkey and season using half of the combined spices. Cook the turkey all the way through, until it reaches 165⁰ F.
Add the oats and the remainder of spices, and stir well. Add the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and water, and stir well. Bring to a boil, and lower heat to low. Simmer uncovered for 25 minutes or until the oats are cooked (the liquid will begin to turn creamy and the oats will go from being crunchy to chewy). Stir every 3 minutes to prevent the oats from sticking.
Sprinkle with shredded Pecorino Romano cheese and freshly chopped parsley.