I like my oatmeal in a non-conventional style always…..ok…..most off the time…..and I intend to create recipes that are totally unthinkable when it comes to oats. Nope…..I am not crazy……my taste buds like to explore little out of the box……:)
When it comes to lunch I like a one pot recipe or something quick and filling. Usually I go for salads but there are days when I want something warm and more wholesome. My idea of lunch is a good combination of protein, carbohydrates, fiber, fat, low sodium and lots of deliciousness!!!!
So for this, I cooked steel cut oatmeal in water until dry. Then heated little oil in a nonstick pan and flavored it with garlic, later tossed in lots of colorful vegetables and fresh cilantro (because I love the fragrance of fresh cilantro), added protein rich black beans and finished it with a variety of seasonings.
Black Beans Oatmeal Pilaf was ready in about 20 minutes and filled my whole house with its mouthwatering aroma. It smelled sooooo good that I didn’t even have patience to serve this on a plate and I started digging directly from the pan.
Loved it!!! Simply loved it!!!!!
Next day I made a fresh batch of this Black Beans Oatmeal Pilaf and insisted Rohit to take lunch from home. He was so happy and amazed with the flavors of this dish that he made it a point to call from his work only to appreciate my creativity 🙂 . My day was made and I decided to share this awesome recipe here.