It turns out that’s not an original idea. I got thousands of hits when I googled savory oatmeal. It looked like you could use anything you like, essentially substituting oatmeal for rice, potatoes, pasta, couscous… Cool. What did I have on hand?
This evening I sautéed a bit of onion, a handful of mushrooms, and half a zucchini in garlic butter, tossed in some leftover pork roast, a little salt and pepper, and some splashes of Vietnamese fish sauce.
I make my oatmeal with less water than recommended because I don’t like it runny. It’s about the consistency of sticky rice.
It certainly looked good.