These savory steel cut oats with mushrooms and thyme are a great alternative to risotto. They are easy to make, very filling, and packed with tons of nutrients. They are also high in protein and can be served as a side or main dish. The creamy savory steel cut oats pair perfectly with mushrooms, and the fresh thyme adds a wonderful fresh flavor to the dish.
I always have some fresh thyme in my fridge. I love adding it to soups, stews, and salads. My husband is from Armenia and he taught me that in Armenia they make thyme tea. It’s so delicious! Just place a few sprigs of thyme into a teacup, pour hot water over it, let it steep for a few minutes, and enjoy.
I usually buy fresh thyme at a grocery store and keep it in the fridge. The great part about thyme is that it stays fresh for a long time. When I see that it starts to dry out, I take it out of the fridge and let it dry completely and then transfer it to a jar. It still tastes wonderful when it’s dried.
I am also planning to get a thyme plant for my balcony in spring. I had one a few years ago but it didn’t survive when I brought it inside in the fall. I am hoping to have better luck this time.
Although these savory steel cut oats are absolutely delicious, you can’t really expect much from them in terms of presentation. So to make it look a little bit better, I sauteed some mushrooms and placed them on top of the oats.
It doesn’t affect the taste, so if all you care about is a satisfying meal, you don’t need to add more mushrooms. However, if you are cooking it for a crowd and want to make it more appealing, this is an idea to consider. Either way, don’t skip the fresh thyme.
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Yield 4 portions
Serving Size 1/4 of recipe
Amount Per ServingCalories 368Total Fat 11.5gSaturated Fat 1.7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9.8gCholesterol 0mgSodium 146.5mgCarbohydrates 55gFiber 8.1gSugar 4.2gProtein 13.7g
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