Savory Corn and Chive Oatmeal

My concepts for savory oatmeal are often pretty complex and labor intensive. Last weekend, I decided to pursue a simple one—one that would come together with easy ingredients and could be topped with anything.

Here’s what I came up with!

This super simple savory oatmeal base can be enjoyed as is, or you could add other veggies. I was tempted to add sauteed kale, for example, but I forced myself to stick with the simplest version of the recipe.

The chives add a slight onion flavor, but I actually incorporated actual onion, too. While I could have skipped the chives altogether and just used the sauteed onion, I really wanted those bits of green. Bits of green are my favorite thing to add to oats, savory OR sweet. 🙂

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Savory Corn and Chive Oatmeal

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp diced onion
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened, unflavored soy milk
  • 1/2 cup water or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 1/4 cup quick cook steel cut oatmeal
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced chives, plus more for topping

How to make it:

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook onion in olive oil until translucent.
  2. Add soy milk, broth, and frozen corn.
  3. When the liquid returns to a boil, add oats, stir, and reduce heat to a simmer.
  4. When the oatmeal begins to thicken (3 or 4 minutes), add salt, black pepper, and chives.
  5. Once the oatmeal has reached the desired consistency, remove from heat and transfer to a bowl. Top with extra minced chives, along with any other desired toppings (sauteed greens, fresh arugula, sun dried tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, a drizzle of olive oil, etc).

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

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