Here is another one of my favorite, vegan, gluten-free, recipes from The Oh She Glows Cookbook. It is originally intended for a breakfast meal, but I prefer to eat it as a warm, comforting dinner.
Loaded Savory Oatmeal & Lentil Bowl
-1/3 cup gluten-free rolled oats
-**1/4 cup red lentils (see note below)
-1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups vegetable broth
-1 small clove garlic, minced (optional)
-1 small shallot, chopped, or 2 to 3 tablespoons chopped onion (optional)
Optional toppings: Salsa, chopped green onion, hummus, crackers, avocado, salt and pepper
**I prefer to soak my lentils for a day beforehand to promote healthy digestion.
1. In a medium saucepan, combine the oats, lentils, broth, garlic (if using), and shallot (if using). Bring the mixture to a low boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 8 to 12 minutes, or until thickened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
2. Spoon the oatmeal into a bowl, add your desired toppings, and enjoy!
3. Store any leftovers in an airtight container They will keep in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. To reheat, simply combine the oatmeal and a splash of vegetable broth in a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat until warmed through.