#recipe: Stir-fried Oats

There are a few recipes I want to blog about and will do so later but will share this one first since some have already asked for the recipe. Guess a lot of people nowadays are trying to opt for a cleaner way of eating which is all in all a good thing! I would like to present to you (dum dum dummmm): FRIED OATS.

I have a clean eating fanatic colleague in the office and you can check out her Instagram if you are also into clean eating: famsyeats. She is the one who has exposed me to uses for oats aside from just the sweet comforting porridge and I have to say that these oats turned out pretty yummy! As oats are really filling, I think this recipe is suitable for two people as I may have been too ambitious with the quantities.

The recipe is as follows:

  • 1.5 cups of rolled oats
  • A bit of water
  • 1 shallot, sliced or diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, smashed and chopped
  • A small knob of ginger, chopped and smashed
  • 4 green beans, sliced thinly
  • 1 green chilli, diced
  • 1 scallion stalk, sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • A bit of olive oil
  • A bit of sesame oil
  • 1 tsp Knorr Chicken powder (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Firstly, soak the oats in water for 2-3 minutes. Drain water out and set aside.
  2. Heat a pan on medium heat and add oats onto pan. Stir until it smells a bit like popcorn and the oats are not too mushy.
  3. Next, add the olive oil with the garlic, ginger and shallot. Stir until fragrant and fully mixed.
  4. Add in the chilli and green beans. Stir again.
  5. Make a well in the middle of the oats and crack 2 eggs in. Fry eggs until nearly done then stir properly.
  6. If you like, you can add in the chicken powder at this point with the salt and pepper. Otherwise, just season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with a bit of sesame oil.
  7. Add in the scallions, stir and serve!

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You can also add in fish like tuna/salmon or even anchovies and baby spinach if you would like to make it even more nutritious. I think firm tofu would also go well with it, but you would need to brown the tofu up at the start. You could also crumble up the tofu as another option so that it mixes well with the oats (remember to pat the tofu dry before you start cooking though!) Famsyeats also chooses coconut oil instead of olive oil sometimes.

With oats, a little goes a long way in the sense that I could have half the portion of oats than it would have been with rice and still feel comfortably satisfied. A super healthy option for days you feel guilty after having too much fried food or pizza (ahem…). Hope you will enjoy this recipe! 🙂

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