The sound of oat risotto – with three different versions of parsnip, of all things – may have you running for the hills faster than Eliud Kipchoge, who recently broke the world marathon record by a huge 45 seconds. But fear not: this creamy savoury porridge is a tasty winter warmer that champions British seasonal produce and ingredients with low air miles, and we reckon you'll be making it again and again.
Foodism placed third in the 2018 Rude Health porridge championships with our salted caramel milk stout porridge with maple-candied bacon and pecans. This year, when challenged to make another spectacular oats-based dish for the 2019 oat-off, staff writer Ally Head (@allyyhead) and travel editor Lydia Winter (@lydiagwinter) tried and tested several combinations before settling on what would become this year's winner: Best of British oat risotto with parsnips three ways, a dish packed full of crispy roasted seasonal veg, creamy sprouted soaked oats, tangy sundried tomato and a salty fried Clarence Court egg.
Fancy a more conventional brekkie, instead? Or just CBA to cook? Our guide to the best breakfasts in London should point you in the right direction of the sexiest kickstarts to your day in the city.
But for our oat porridge – sounds weird. Tastes wonderful. Trust us.