A simple savory oatmeal with egg and spinach is the breakfast you didn’t know you needed in your life. Cooking the oats in the skillet with the onions gives them a risotto-like texture, and stirring in a generous pile of Parmesan makes the oats taste really cheesy and rich. Finish the bowls off with a poached egg, baby spinach, chives, and of course, more Parmesan for something seriously brunch worthy. If you’re nervous about poaching eggs, a fried egg would taste equally great here, too.
Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in oats; cook 1 minute. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring often, until oats are tender, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat.
Stir ¾ cup cheese, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper into oats mixture. Spoon ½ cup of oats mixture into each of 4 serving bowls; top each with ½ cup spinach and 1 poached egg. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper, and top evenly with remaining ¼ cup cheese. Sprinkle evenly with chives.
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