There’s no rule that says porridge needs to be served sweet. A bowl of creamy cooked Quaker oats is the perfect base for all kinds of savoury toppings, too.
Once you unleash your porridge’s true potential, the only limit will be your imagination – and perhaps the contents of your cupboard, fridge and freezer. Try these inventive ideas for starters and set your both porridge and your deepest food-based fantasies free…
1 Mushroom oat-sotto
You know how making risotto can sometimes feel like a faff? Substitute oats for rice and it’s an absolute cinch.
To serve 2, heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a medium saucepan or frying pan and cook 1/2 onion and 1 clove garlic, both finely chopped, over a medium heat until soft.
Throw in a generous handful of chopped mushrooms.