Almost everyone on a diet (or those trying to) would say that carbs are the devil. But given the kind of ulam we traditionally prepare, abstaining from rice just doesn’t come easy. Here we give you a classic Filipino favorite, prepared by the folks at nutrition planning group The Baron Method, which substitutes rice for something that might help you fit into that size four dress.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
1 cup rolled oats
2 cups water or homemade chicken stock
2 pieces chicken breast fillet, shredded
1 small white onion, chopped
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8- ¼ teaspoon salt
2 stalks celery, chopped
bunch of spring onions, chopped
1 head of garlic, chopped
2 to 3 hardboiled eggs, sliced
Kasuba (local saffron threads)
HOW TO DO IT:
1. In a pan brushed with culinary coconut oil, toast garlic toppings, remove from pan, and then set aside.
2. In the same pan, sauté onions and chicken until cooked.
3. Add rolled oats and water then let them simmer.
4. Add salt and pepper then let oats thicken. You might want to watch a fashion show while waiting for this to happen.
5. In a bowl, scoop oats, top with chopped celery, spring onions, garlic, hard boiled eggs and Kasuba.
6. Serve while hot.
Photo from The Baron Method