I was fucking with this yesterday and decided to share since it is so fucking good. If the idea of savory food for breakfast or oatmeal without maple syrup and other sweet shit offends you, get over it; people all over the rest of the world eat savory porridge for breakfast and then live lives miraculously unafflicted by the wankerdom that probably runs rampant over your very being.
Cecil’s Savory Oat Rissoto – Makes 4 Normal Servings or one big one if you’re stoned.
Start by dicing up about 3 or 4 cloves of garlic and a nice sized shallot. Saute them at medium heat with a tiny spot of olive oil. Chop up some carrots and celery and probably a red pepper. Actually, just throw in whatever vegetation you want– I had some leftover leeks in mine. Let that stuff get all aromatic in the pot. When it smells all nice and stony, add 1 cup of steel cut oats (the slow Irish kind) and then saute until appropriately covered, probably about a minute or so. Now pretend that I’ve already told you to have 4 cups of vegetable broth or stock on hand (don’t be a lazy douchebag, you should make your own and not use that salty-ass bouillon crap.) Slowly add the stock and stir it in risotto-style while adjusting the heat so that the stock is being absorbed and the whole mix is simmering but not boiling too fast or sticking to the pot. This should take a half hour.
While the oats are simmering start tasting and seasoning. First, I stir in about two tablespoons of nutritional yeast. I also add a Thai chili (bird shit) for heat, some vegan fish sauce, Thai basil, some ginger powder, and of course a little salt and pepper. If you don’t have that stuff, maybe some soy sauce or Bragg, a little Maggi, and some dried red pepper will work. When the liquid is all absorbed and the texture is how you like it, spoon it out and eat with a little more soy sauce. You’re welcome.
p.s. For a not safe for work video of Jazz making this dish with cream of wheat, click: http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2008/03/youll-never-loo.html