Saturday, December 8, 2012

Savory Fennel Seed Oatmeal

Savory Fennel Seed Oatmeal
Serves 4-5
Savory foods for breakfast are a nourishing way to start your day.

½ C rolled oats
1½ C water
Salt to taste
1 TBL ghee or olive oil
1½ tsp fennel seeds, lightly ground
1½ tsp minced garlic
1 small green chili (Anaheim, Mirasol or Poblano), chopped (optional)
1 tsp garam masala
1 red onion, medium, finely chopped
Lemon juice
Mint to garnish
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan cook the oatmeal in the boiling water and a pinch of salt.  Once it is thickened, set aside.
  2. In a skillet heat oil, add fennel and heat until fragrant, add green chili and garlic. Once the garlic cooks (be careful not to let garlic turn brown), add the onions and sauté until translucent.
  3. Add this mixture to the boiled oats and mix well. Sprinkle in garam masala and heat for another minute or two. Serve with a lot of mint, black pepper and lemon juice. 

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