Oatmeal "Risotto" w/ Cherry Tomatoes & Basil

Serves 4


  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • ΒΌ cup grapeseed oil
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, sliced thin
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 5 basil leaves, torn
  • kosher salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan or cheddar cheese (or try shredded mozzarella)


Make Oatmeal

  1. In a saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil
  2. Add oats, return to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes
  3. Let cool completely, then refrigerate for 4 hours so the oatmeal firms up nicely

Sauté Vegetables

  1. Heat grapeseed oil in a skillet over medium heat
  2. Add garlic and sauté until golden brown (be careful not to burn the garlic)
  3. Add cherry tomatoes, sauté quickly, then add basil and cook another 30 seconds or so
  4. Fold in oatmeal, season with salt and pepper, and mix to incorporate ingredients and warm the oatmeal
  5. Distribute on plates, top with cheese and garnish with fresh basil