Simple curry oatmeal with loads of flavor and perfect for enjoying a nice bowl of oats for any time of day.
The spices give this oatmeal recipe color, aroma, and flavor. The flavor is bold and complex and the texture creamy with a little bit of chewiness form the oats.
Savory oatmeal isn’t really a big leap when you start to view oats for what they are, which are just grains like rice, couscous, quinoa, etc. all of which we eat during different day parts and mostly as part of a savory dish. Eating oats daily is a habit for me; savory oats are a tasty monotony breaker.
I love the song “Starfish and Coffee,” but have no comprehension of what it means or is about. I just know it jams. That’s kind of where I’m at with this curry oatmeal.
savory oats ingredients
- Old-Fashioned Oats
- Chicken Stock
- Almond milk
- Curry Powder
- Bay leaf
Curried Oatmeal Instructions
There is nothing tricky about cooking oatmeal in a non-water/non-dairy based liquid. It’s the same directions just a different liquid source. For next-level flavor I like to toast the oats a little in ghee or regular butter before cooking.
While toasting the oats add the spices and bay leaf. Finally, add the chicken broth and almond milk, then cook as you normally would. I like to make my own stock given it’s more flavorful and complex which gives the oats a wow component.
A fried egg on top wouldn’t be a bad idea!
If using store-bought stock, go for the low sodium version
Definitely toast your oats first in a pan with butter or ghee
Don’t limit your imagination when it comes to toppings. Keep it simple or go big. I like pickled red onions and sambal oeleek or garlic chili paste as toppings for my curry oatmeal. A fried egg on top is always a great choice.
Replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock if you want to keep this vegan.
For creamier oatmeal increase the almond milk to stock ratio in favor of the milk.
Old fashioned or quick oats are your best types of oat for this recipe. You don’t have to cook them, but they easily blend. Steel cuts you should avoid unless you don’t mind a very chewy and grainy smoothie.
This recipe can be easily done in an Instant Pot. It’s actually my preferred way, but I’d switch to steel-cut oats, personally if going with the IP.
MORE OATMEAL RECIPES
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- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 tbsp Clarified Butter or regular butter
- 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 tbsp paprika
- 2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tbsp curry powder
- 1 bay leaf
- Heat medium sauce pan to medium heat. Add butter then saute oats for 1 minute. Add spices and bay leaf mixing well.
- Add stock and almond milk, mix well, then cook according to package directions (bring to a boil then simmer for 5 minutes).
- Serve with pickled red onions and chili garlic paste.