Toasted Sesame Savory Porridge
Savory porridge is one of my favorite breakfasts. I first discovered this flavor/texture combination at Bartavelle in Berkeley. They have an incredible savory 5 grain porridge topped with sesame oil and a soft egg. My mind was blown. It was salty, flavorful, and rich with sesame aroma. Highly recommend! This recipe certainly was sparked from this initial meal, but I've added in a few ingredients to take the flavor deeper, specifically with the miso and nutritional yeast, and adding in vegetables (because who doesn't feel good after eating vegetables for breakfast?!).
Oatmeal... porridge. I use these words interchangeably - you can use whatever grain calls to you: steel cut oats, rolled oats, a mixture of whole grains... this recipe won't be effected too much.
This recipe is not only delicious, but super nutritious. Miso is fermented and therefore great for the digestive tract and promotes stomach acid secretion (key in optimal digestion). Nutritional yeast is a great source of B vitamins, protein, folate, and zinc. Shiitake mushrooms are high in iron, vitamin D, B vitamins, and promote optimal immune and cardiovascular function. Kale of course is a powerhouse, from its' calcium and magnesium content to its antioxidant properties. Nori seaweed is a fantastic source of iodine, minerals, protein, and supports optimal function of the thyroid.