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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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

How to Make Oatmeal Mushroom Pilaf


  • 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.

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About Oatmeal Mushroom Pilaf

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

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