Pesonally, I think this is delicious, but my husband thinks its gross and a complete disgrace to oatmeal.
I love it. I think its fun, its colorful, its got veggies and whole grains. How could you go wrong. Well, decide for yourself, but I present you with one of my most favorite meals, that I probably have at least 3 times a week:
The consistently ugly pictures are what has kept me from posting about this...bear with me.
The ingredients are as simple as you'd think:
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 1/2 cups frozen broccoli
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup salsa
1/3 cup frozen corn.
Its the method though, that makes it perfect:
First, cook the broccoli (I just use the "frozen veg" option on my microwave)
Add the oatmeal, salsa, and water, stir until combined.
Cook at 50% power for 5 minutes.
(You should cover with a paper towel or something, it splatters)
Remove, stir in corn, cook an additional 30 seconds on 100% power.
Keep in mind that it just finished being in the microwave for well over 5 minutes. That sucker is HOT. Sometimes I use oven mitts, but since I never eat in close proximity to my microwave, I always put the bowl onto a hot plate for transport
Today, I am eating in front of my computer, love Mac's Photo Booth.
I highly suggest you try it, the salsa makes the oats even more creamy, plus it gives them a little bit of a kick. Some pep. Something totally yummy and awesome. Oh, plus it is versatile; I've usually have it for breakfast but it is now also my default for lunch or dinner. I have added some black beans for a more substantial meal, Trader Joe's soy nuggets or tofu scramble for an extra boost of protein, and yesterday when I was out of frozen broccoli, I used frozen peppers and onions instead (for something I like to call, Fajita Oats). Any of those things get added in with the corn.
So there you have it. Weird but amazing and satisfying. Yummy way to start the day!