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Savory oatmeal bowl to start your day (2 servings)

Author: Marv
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  • 1 cup Quaker® Oats
  • 8 oz of firm tofu
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp of sesame or truffle oil


  • 2 hard-boiled eggs halved
  • Soy sauce to taste
  • Sesame or truffle oil to taste
  • 1 stalk of green onions
  • 1 Tbsp of black or white sesame seeds


Things you can do the night before:

  • Place the eggs in a small saucepan with water enough to cover the eggs. Bring the water to a rolling boil. Remove from the heat and then cover the pan with the lid. Let the eggs sit for about 10 minutes (for hard-boiled eggs) to continue cooking the eggs. Drain off the water. Store in the refrigerator and you can easily peel the eggs the next day
  • Place 1 cup of Quaker® Oats in a medium to large pot. Add in 3 cups of water. Let it soak until the next morning
  • Drain the liquid off the tofu and place the tofu on top of absorbent paper towel to absorb excess liquid. You can also gently pat the tofu dry with paper towel. Cut the tofu into about 2 1/2 x 1/2 inch strips. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator
  • Rinse the green onion with clean water and pat dry and cut off the roots at bottom and finely chop it. Place in the container and cover and store in the refrigerator

The next day:

  • Place the soaked oats on stove and bring it to a boil and then lower the heat and let it gently simmer to a thick but still a bit runny consistency, about 5 minutes or so, don't forget to stir every now and then. The longer it sits, the thicker it will get. If it gets too thick for your liking, just add a bit more water and warm it back up a little bit before serving
  • While waiting for the oats to cook, preheat a non-stick medium to large size skillet. When it's hot enough, add in the oil and gently place the tofu strips on the pan and let it brown for about 3 minutes. Add in 1 tsp of soy sauce and it will sizzle a bit. Turn the tofu to the other sides and let it brown for another 3 minutes. Remove from the stove and set aside for serving later

When ready to serve:

  • Ladle the oatmeal into serving bowl. Top with halved egg, drizzle of soy sauce and sesame/truffle oil to your taste if you like and some finely chopped green onions, sprinkle of sesame seeds. It is best served warm