Savory Porridge

A hearty porridge with a wonderfully flavorful savory sauce and fresh vegetables and herbs.

The perfect recipe for lunch, breakfast, or dinner. I could eat this for breakfast everyday! In fact, I often do. 

Savory Porridge

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Author Tania Van Pelt


  • 2 cups of filtered water
  • 1 cup organic steel-cut oats
  • 1 big stalk broccoli use the stem and the crown in this dish, blanched, chopped
  • Fresh cilantro leaves and tender stems, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper finely diced
  • 1 small cucumber peeled and finely diced
  • 4 tablespoons of toasted sesame oil or olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce or tamari plus more to taste
  • Sea salt
  • Big splash of apple cider vinegar in each bowl about 2 tablespoons for each bowl, more to taste
  • Sriracha to taste
  • Lime wedges


  1. Put 2 cups of water with a small pinch of teaspoon of sea salt in a pot, bring to a simmer, add 1 cup of oats, reduce heat to a very low flame. Cook for about 15-20 minutes. Cover and remove the pot from the heat once done.
  2. While the porridge cooks, blanch the broccoli. Allow to cool and then chop the stalk and crown into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Chop the cilantro, bell pepper, and cucumber, or whatever variation of vegetables you're using.
  4. Spoon the porridge into two bowls, drizzle each with 2 tablespoons of sesame oil, a splash of apple cider vinegar, and 1 of soy sauce, or to taste. Top with the broccoli and cilantro (and other veggies, if you're adding more).
  5. Serve with a lime wedge and Sriracha, or preferred hot sauce