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Oat Risotto with Chorizo

Wake up your taste buds and increase your soluble fiber intake with this creamy oat risotto, topped with spicy chorizo and tender-crisp broccoli.

Course Mains
Oat Type Steel Cut Oats
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4


  • 3/4 lb chorizo (340g)
  • 2 cups water (500 ml)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (2.5 ml)
  • 1 1/3 cups steel cut oats (335 ml)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth (375 ml)
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese finely shredded, divided (125 ml)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil (10 ml)
  • 2 cups broccoli florets (500 ml)
  • 2 cups tomatoes diced (500 ml)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground (1 ml)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt (.5 ml)
  • 1/4 cup parsley fresh, to garnish, (60 ml)


  1. Slice the chorizo into 1/4” rounds.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add steel cut oats and salt, stirring constantly until water returns to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes or until oats are tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in chicken broth and simmer, uncovered, for about 5 minutes or until mixture is creamy. Do not over cook.
  5. Add 6 Tbsp of the parmesan cheese and stir until cheese is melted.

  6. Meanwhile, in a large non-stick skillet sauté chorizo and broccoli in olive oil until chorizo is browned. Stir in tomatoes, pepper and the remaining 1/8 tsp salt.

  7. Divide risotto between four dishes and top with chorizo and broccoli. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and reserved cheese.