Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Chicken Fried (rice) Whole Oats Groats

Friday is a no man's land when it comes to cooking. Tired after the work week and looking forward to the weekend with an empty fridge and grocery shopping looming ahead, leftovers from the week are the norm. I do not like to eat the leftovers from the week during the weekend. Weekends are for the new and ahem! experimental cooking.

I guess the grocery stores have caught on to this trend as well. If you do not want to eat out but not cook as well you could grab this $5 rotisserie chicken. It is now available in almost all grocery stores in the area. You are bound to have leftovers and this recipe is to put the leftovers to good use.

Fried rice is a favorite around here and with leftovers that's what comes to mind immediately. I did not have leftover rice but wanted to to try whole oats groats. Cooked whole oats groats has a lovely nutty texture and works perfectly for fried riceoats.

Saute the onions and snow peas.
Add in the chicken, the sauces and the cooked oats.

Use whatever vegetables you have on hand along with the chicken. Wash and soak the oats for about a couple hours to reduce the cooking time else just add enough water and let it cook longer. I used an electric cooker for the cooking.

Chicken Fried Whole Oats Groats
Preparation Time:15 minutes + 2 hours if soaking the oats
Cooking Time:30 minutes minutes
  1. 2 cups of whole oats groats 1: 2 1/2, oats - water ratio
  2. 1-2 cups of snow peas (use any vegetable of choice - cabbage, broccoli, peas, beans)
  3. 1 cup precooked cubed boneless chicken (I used rotisserie chicken)
  4. 1/2 onion chopped
  5. 2 cloves garlic chopped
  6. 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  7. 2 tsp pepper powder + 1 tsp red chili powder
  8. 2 tsp hot sauce (adjust to taste
  9. salt to taste
  10. 2 tsp oil
  1. First set the oats to cook. It took about 20 minutes in an electric pressure with soaking.
  2. In a wok heat the oil and saute the onions and garlic till soft.
  3. Add in the snow peas and saute for about 3-4 minutes till half cooked. Should still be crunchy.
  4. Add the cooked cubed chicken and the sauces and saute for another 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add in the cooked oats, salt if required more of the sauces if needed and toss and turn off the heat.

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  1. Wat a healthy twist to our usual fried rice, wonderful and definitely a fibre rich dish. Please check the title u have typed chciken instead of chicken.

  2. Oats groats is something interesting to me....recipes sounds yum....


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