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{Recipe} Lemon Ginger Oat Porridge #foodieextravaganza

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We are a group of bloggers who love to blog about food!  Each month we will decide on an all-famous National Monthly Food Holiday in which we will base our recipes around. This month’s the ingredient is oatmeal.  Yes, January is National Oatmeal Month along with a whole array of other delightful things!! Get excited!! We hope you all enjoy our delicious oatmeal treats this month and come back to see what we bring for you next month.  If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza.  We would love to have you! If you’re a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE. Be sure to read to the end as this month we have an awesome giveaway for you!

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I wasn’t originally planning to participate in this month’s Foodie Extravaganza. December was a crazy month, and I didn’t think I’d have the time. And then…I got sick.

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You’d think that would make things worse, and it kind of did for things like enjoying Christmas. But you see, when I’m sick my comfort food is lugaw. Lugaw is a Filipino rice porridge similar to the better known Chinese congee or Korean jook. It’s the perfect food for a cold, or in my case, sore throat – it’s hot and thick with enough substance to fill you up.

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So as I set about making my rice porridge, I remembered Stacy’s comment on my eggnog rice pudding post – why is it that we don’t think of savory uses for grains like oats? Good question, Stacy!

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So I took the challenge, switched out my rice for steel cut oats and proceeded to make my lugaw. The verdict? Delicious! The result is just as comforting, warming and filling as the traditional porridge, and the steel cut oats lend a satisfying chew and bite that rice doesn’t have. Bonus: by making it with oats instead of rice, you get the extra minerals and fiber that oats bring to the table!

Lemon Ginger Oat Porridge
 
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A healthy take on a Filipino comfort food - this savory oatmeal is perfect for brunch or when you're feeling under the weather.
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Recipe type: breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: Filipino
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • ½ tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 inch ginger root, minced or grated (apx 1 Tbs)
  • green onion, thinly sliced
  • lemon, cut into wedges
Instructions
  1. Bring chicken broth to a boil and add oats, ginger and salt.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, 20-30 minutes or until oats are cooked through and soft with just a little bite.
  3. Top with green onion and a squeeze of lemon.

 

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Looking for more awesome new uses for oats? Check out the rest of the #foodieextravaganza!

PLUS: The oat-guru Kathy Hester has been so generous in donating one of her books to one of our lucky Foodie Extravaganza readers. With her book OATrageous Oatmeals: Delicious & Surprising Plant-Based Dishes From This Humble, Heart-Healthy Grain (affiliate link), you will learn how to use heart-healthy oatmeal in new and exciting ways! You can find recipes such as Steel-cut Oat Sausage Crumbles, Chickpea Veggie Soup, and Blackberry Mojito Overnight Oats. Now go enter this awesome giveaway because I’m super jealous that I can’t enter! If you don’t win, feel free to grab the link from above to purchase your own! 

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11 Comments

  1. I’m a big fan of rolled oats but never tried oat porridge. Totally intrigued to give this a try! Hope you’re all better now :)

    • Thank you. I’m mostly better but have one of those coughs that refuses to go away. Definitely try this out! I don’t know why it never occurred to me to use oats for it before. It works so well.

  2. Way to take the savory oatmeal ball and run with it, Joy! I love your oat lugaw with the lemon and ginger. Sounds like a delicious cure all to me! (I’d have to add some hot chilies, of course.:) )

  3. Oh goodness. Gracious! So I’ve had many porridges in all stripes and sizes, but never with lemon AND ginger. (I love ginger in my mealy bowl foods, by the way–isn’t it the coziest zippy thing ever?) I’m definitely bookmarking this one–I can’t wait to hear what le family would say if I made it!

    • Yes! For some reason, lemon and ginger always just make me feel better. Total comfort food!

  4. LOVE lugaw. I went with a savory oat porridge, too.

    • Such a comfort food, isn’t it? Your post has me wanting to try making a mushroom version now, too!

  5. I’ve never had savory oatmeal before. This dish sounds really good! I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year.

  6. This is a great recipe! I’d love it if you would share it on my new corn-free link party. http://www.creatingsilverlinings.com/corn-free-everyday-jan-20-15/

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