Savoury Breakfast Oatmeal Risotto

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Okay, okay, I know you’re thinking WHAT?!  But in all honesty, this was a killer breakfast, very filling and solved one of my biggest dietary dilemmas…I don’t like oatmeal.

As a health conscious vegan, oatmeal is the obvious go-to nutritious, and quick morning meal.  However, I have never been a fan of sweets in the morning.  I can count on one hand the number of times I have ordered pancakes at a restaurant, no matter how delicious they sound.  Fruit and soy yoghurt – no thanks.  The exception would be a morning smoothie, which for some reason counts to me only as a beverage, therefor acceptable. So, without further ado, I give you the Savoury Breakfast Oatmeal Risotto!

I am very interested to know what others think of this concoction, so please do share if you give it a try.

Ingredients for one:

1 teaspoon olive oil plus more for drizzling

2 tablespoons finely diced red onion

2 mushrooms, finely diced

1 cup quick oats

1 cup boiling water

handful of spinach, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon nutritional yeast

5 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

pinch of chili flakes

salt and pepper, to taste

unsweetened almond milk, for serving


Boil 1 cup of water in a kettle.  Heat olive oil in a small pan over medium-low heat. Add onions and mushrooms and saute for a 2-3 minutes. Add chili flakes, a pinch of salt and pepper and dry oatmeal and boiling water, stirring continuously, turning the heat down to low.  Keep stirring and add the spinach, nutritional yeast and half the basil, until all the water is absorbed (this only takes a couple minutes to all come together).

Serve oatmeal in a bowl, pour some almond milk around the base, drizzle with a bit more olive oil, and top with the rest of the fresh basil.

~The Vegan Project



  1. Annastacia says:

    Thank you so much! We have the same taste preferences. I dislike sugar in the morning as well and for me a smootie is also the exception. 😀
    Looking forward to trying this!

  2. Sounds tasty! I’m going to have to try making it this weekend. If you don’t mind I am going to post a teaser of this on my site and link back to yours!


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