Oh, yes, this is a thing in our house. We eat it a lot really, especially on days we know we are going to be busy, because it is a hearty meal that keeps us going most of the day.
I first discovered this way back when grain bowls began to be the next big thing. But, it sounded so outlandish that I left on the shelf. However, the concept kept nagging at me, and finally, I had to try it.
Ever the supportive spouse, my better half looked skeptical but said nothing when I presented him with a lovely bowl of plain oatmeal topped with a perfectly fried egg.
After a few deep breaths, he finally managed a taste and actually, quite liked it! We both did. And we still do.
Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl
2 cups water
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats, uncooked
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon oil
freshly ground pepper
Sriracha or other hot sauce of your choice
Maggi or Soy Sauce
Add water, oatmeal and salt to medium pot. Bring to boil over high heat. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and cook for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.
Heat butter and oil in your favourite egg pan add the eggs, pepper and a little salt and cook the eggs to your liking.
Divide oatmeal between 2 bowls, top each with an egg. Serve with Maggi and Sriracha.
COOKS NOTE: You can sub the oatmeal for leftover cooked brown rice. Reheat the rice in the frying pan and cook the egg with the rice as it re-heats. Add some radishes and a few scallions. Yeah, it sounds a bit strange, but give it a try before you write it off.