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Savoury Porridge

Savoury Porridge


Savoury Shiitake Porridge

Immune Supporting Savoury Porridge
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: English
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Calories: 138kcal


  • 50 g Rolled Oats
  • 200 ml Vegetable Stock
  • 50 g Shiitake Mushrooms (fresh)
  • 2 Handfuls Spinach
  • 1 tbsp Sunflower Seeds


  • Bring the stock to the boil in a pan then add the oats.
  • Simmer until the liquid has been absorbed (add a little water if it looks a little dry) stirring occasionally.
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan and quickly stir fry the mushrooms.
  • Add the spinach, put a lid on and turn the heat right down. Lease for a couple of minutes to wilt down.
  • Top the cooked oats with the mushrooms and spinach and scatter the sunflower seeds on top.


Porridge need not be sweet – start your day with a bowl full of immune supporting oats. The polysaccharides, more notably b-Glucans, in the Shiitake mushrooms and the oats stimulate and trigger immunological responses.
Spinach is high in vitamin A and C which are both crucial nutrients for immune health.
I used fresh shiitake mushrooms but dried work just as well. Just rehydrate them acording to the packet instructions in advance.
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