Savoury porridge with oriental greens

Savoury porridge with oriental greens

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Good Better Green
Serves
4

If you are in need of a side dish that stands its ground, this is the one. It is earthy and comforting, yet fragrant and cheeky. It sits nicely alongside good pastured meat or line-caught fish, though for me a poached or fried egg is the most perfect partner of all.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient

For the porridge

Quantity Ingredient
240g pinhead oats
few slices fresh or dried galangal
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 lemongrass stalk, cut into thirds and bashed with the back of a knife
480ml hot water
or vegetable stock
or fresh chicken stock
600ml coconut milk

For the oriental greens

Quantity Ingredient
1 tablespoon coconut oil
4 spring onions,white and green part, trimmed and diagonally sliced
1-2 red chillies, sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon grated peeled ginger
200g mange tout, trimmed and any strings removed
1 small bunch spring or collard greens
1 teaspoon sea salt
200g purple sprouting, tenderstem or regular broccoli, briefly steamed and refreshed under cold water
25g thai basil, leaves only

Method

  1. For the porridge, put the oats, galangal, salt and lemongrass in a medium saucepan. Add the hot water or stock and the coconut milk. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30–35 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Five minutes before the porridge is ready, for the oriental greens, heat the coconut oil in a wok or large frying pan. When the oil is hot, but before it reaches smoking point, add the spring onions and chillies, cook for 1 minute, then add the garlic and ginger, cooking for another minute while stirring continuously.
  3. Add the mange tout and stir-fry for a minute before adding the greens and salt. Once the greens have wilted, add the broccoli and Thai basil and stir until the basil has wilted. Serve immediately on top of the porridge.
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