Ginger-Sesame Oats with Mushrooms and Charred Green Onions


Try this savory porridge with other grains like quinoa, buckwheat, or barley.

Ginger-Sesame Oats with Mushrooms and Charred Green Onions in white bowl with spoon
Photo: Andy Lyons
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth or water*

  • ½ cup steel-cut oats

  • 2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

  • 1 cup assorted mushrooms, chopped or sliced

  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger

  • 2 green onions, cut into 1- to 2-inch pieces

  • 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • Crushed red pepper


  1. In a small saucepan bring broth to boiling. Stir in oats. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes or until oats are tender and mixture is thickened and creamy, stirring occasionally.

  2. Meanwhile, in an 8-inch skillet, heat 1 tsp. of the oil over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and ginger. Cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until tender. Transfer to a bowl. Add remaining oil to skillet. Increase heat to medium-high. Add green onions. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until charred. Remove from heat.

  3. Stir mushrooms into oats. Top with soy sauce, green onions, and crushed red pepper.

Italian Porridge:

Prepare oats as above and omit remaining ingredients. In a small saucepan melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Add 8 small sage leaves. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until butter is browned; set aside. Cook 4 ounces bulk pork sausage in a small skillet; drain fat. Stir in 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar. Bring to boiling; add 4 fresh or dried figs, cut into wedges. Boil gently, uncovered, for 5 to 8 minutes or until most of the liquid is gone. Serve over oats topped with sage leaves and browned butter.


For a more creamy consistency, add up to 1 cup more broth or water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

474 Calories
15g Fat
65g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 474
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 748mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 65g 24%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 8.7mg 44%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 5.2mg 29%
Potassium 600mg 13%
Folate, total 42.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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