Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's not just for oatmeal anymore!

I knew as soon as I saw this I'd have to try it. I'll admit, I thought "why didn't I think of this," but then I came to my senses :) Whenever I try a dish that I haven't had before, I stick to the recipe... such was the case when I first made risotto a little over a year ago. As I got the hang of this dish, I stuck with arborio and mingled the add-ins.

Enter Mel over at bitchin camero, she always gets me with her lovely photos and recipes! Using steel cut oats in this Risotto with Shrimp & Asparagus made for a nice change in texture--still creamy but with a nice chewiness. Don't forget the freshly ground pepper! I've also been meaning to try risotto with barley, or maybe even with some fruit or sweetness... the possibilities are endless :)

25 comments:

magpie said...

This is awesome! I'm doing a dinner (pizza) with grits tonight. I'll definitely have to try oats next time.

VeggieGirl said...

SUCH an interesting recipe idea!! Love it!!

loveofoats.com said...

mmmmm looks amazing!

Ricki said...

Love it!! I already love oatmeal, so why not. . .!! :)

Meg said...

What an amazing idea, and it looks SO tasty!

Erica said...

Wow- this is totally awesome! What a great idea! very nice

HangryPants said...

Why didn't I think of that? haha

Zesty Cook said...

Great recipe Idea... I love it

zesty

Gina said...

wow that is totally mouth watering.. i LOVE me some shrimp
have a great night!

Esi said...

This is so creative! I never would have thought to use oats to make risotto. Love shrimp and asparagus together too!

seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) said...

it really looks so yummy!

Elina said...

Great idea! I have a container of steel cut oats that is getting dusty :)

Maria said...

Interesting dinner idea! I love it though!

Catherine said...

That is such a great idea!! I've only used arborio rice in risotto. Barley does sound pretty delish as well though!

biz319 said...

Huh, never thought about using steel cut oats like that!

Christina said...

I've also been meaning to try barley risotto, too. Maybe I should do that now that.. don't have wine. Never mind. :(

Anyway, this looks really good, and it's cool to know that you can use steel-cut oats. I've heard of oat burgers, but not risotto. Awesome!

greendogwine said...

i love the switch! nice way to incorporate oats! :) have a great day!

healthy ashley said...

What a great idea. I bet it'd be great with mushrooms, too!

seejessrun said...

Oooh I love risotto. I've been using short-grain brown rice to make it healthier, but this takes it even further.

strongandhealthy said...

What a yummy dinner!!!

MizFit said...

that DOES look amazing...and something Id motivate to make eat and at which my husband would turneth up his noseth :)

Erin of Care to Eat said...

That's so original - I love it!

runningwithfood.com said...

Mmm ... looks and sounds delish!

I love how versatile risotto can be ... I always use barley as my substitute for arborio, but will now be giving oats a try!

Have a fantastic day!

Darius T. Williams said...

Now this is a dandy idea - I love this!

http://www.bitchincamero.com/mel/

Kevin said...

I like the sound of a steel cut oats risotto! It would certainly be creamy.

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