Oatmeal Mushroom Pilaf

Mary Ann Hanson


This is so different from anything else you have ever tried. I really like it. It has a heartier flavor than a rice pilaf. It is my adaptation from the recipe in a flyer I got years ago when I bought Quaker Oats.

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15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top


handfuls of dried mushrooms (i used a forest blend i got from amazon)
1 large
egg, beaten
1 3/4 c
quick oats
1 Tbsp
each butter and olive oil
green onions, sliced (include some tops)
1/2 c
chopped celery (include some leaves if you have them)
1 clove
garlic, minced
chicken boullion cube, crushed
salt and pepper to taste


1Cover mushrooms with hot water and let soak for about an hour. You can do this over night if you like. Just put in the refrigerator.
2Prep all other vegetables.
3Drain liquid from mushrooms reserving liquid. Rinse mushrooms and chop to desired size.
4Strain the mushroom liquid through a coffee filter to rid of any grit or dirt and reserve. Add more water to make 1 cup. Add the crushed bouillion cube. Stir to dissolve.
5Beat egg. Add oats and mix until well combined.
6Pour olive oil and butter into a large skillet. (I used a non stick). Add onion, garlic, celery and mushrooms and saute until limp.
7Add oat and egg mixture and cook stirring constantly until dry and toasted.
8Reduce heat and add about 3/4 cup of the water/bouillon mixture. Stir occassionally while cooking. Cook for a few minutes until liquid is absorbed.
9Add remaining water, stir and cook another minute then cover. Turn off heat a let set for a few minutes before serving.
10Adjust seasoning and serve.
11I am sure you could do this with Old Fashioned Oats. It would just take a few minutes longer to cook.
12If you do not have dried mushrooms, use fresh or canned, or omit them. Just use broth or bouillion for the liquid. This is really a nice change of pace from other grain side dishes.

About Oatmeal Mushroom Pilaf

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #mushrooms, #oatmeal