Steel Cut Oatmeal Risotto with Prawns

Steel Cut Oatmeal Risotto with Prawns takes risotto up a notch with yogurt and goat cheese, crispy shiitake mushrooms, and olive oil poached prawns. While this oatmeal risotto dish has so many rich and gourmet flavors, it still makes for a warm and comforting meal option.


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pieces yellow onion, diced
  • 2 pieces garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups steel cut oats
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt to taste
  • 1 pinch black pepper to taste

Compounded Müller Yogurt and Goat Cheese

  • 1/2 cup goat cheese
  • 1/2 cups Müller yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, fresh
  • 1/8 cup cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, Kosher
  • 1 pinch black pepper, to taste

Crispy Shiitake Mushrooms (5 servings)

  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced very thin
  • 1 cup oil for frying

Olive Oil Poached Prawns

  • 3 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 pieces lemon peels
  • 12 medium sized prawns, deveined

Garnishes For Assembly: Toasted Pine Nuts, Chives, finely chopped, and Saba Dressing.

Cooking Instructions

Risotto: Heat chicken stock and keep warm in a saucepan. Heat oil in medium saucepan and sauté onion and garlic until translucent. Add steel cut oats and stir until well coated. Add wine and stir until almost all wine has evaporated. Add 1 cup of chicken stock and stir until absorbed by oats. Add remaining chicken stock 1 cup at a time, stirring until oats have absorbed all liquid. Stir in butter, cream, and Parmesan cheese until melted. Season with salt and pepper. Fold Shiitake mushrooms into risotto. (See mushroom instructions below).

Prawns: In a saucepan combine the olive oil, garlic, and lemon peels. Heat and maintain oil at 180°F. Season prawns with salt and pepper and slowly add to oil. Cook until slightly translucent and remove, around 4 minutes.

Compounded Müller Yogurt and Goat Cheese: Cream butter in a standing mixer. Add yogurt and blend well. Add Goat cheese and blend well. Add lemon juice, herbs, black pepper, and salt. Blend well. Transfer to bowl for later use.

Crispy Shitake Mushrooms (5 servings): Place Shitake mushroom into hot oil and fry until crisp. Remove from oil, season with salt, and drain on paper towel.

Assembly: Smear 2 Tablespoons compounded Müller yogurt in center of plate. Spoon 8 oz of risotto on top of yogurt. Shingle 3 prawns alongside risotto. Top with pine nuts, crispy Shiitake mushrooms, and chives. Drizzle with Saba.