How to Make Pulled Oats: A Delicious and Nutritious Meat Alternative

Hello, Good News! Welcome to another article where we share with you some of the best recipes and tips for healthy and sustainable eating. Today, we are going to talk about a new and exciting plant-based protein that is taking the world by storm: pulled oats.

Pulled oats are a meat alternative made from oats, legumes, oil, and salt. They have a high protein content, a low environmental impact, and a versatile texture and flavor that can be used in many dishes. Pulled oats are not only suitable for vegans and vegetarians, but also for anyone who wants to reduce their meat consumption and enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal.

What are Pulled Oats and How are They Made?

Pulled oats are a product of Gold&Green Foods, a Finnish company founded by food design entrepreneur Maija Itkonen and food scientists Reetta Kivelä and Zhong-Qing Jiang. They wanted to create a plant-based protein that was not trying to mimic any specific animal meat, but rather stand on its own as a tasty and climate-friendly option.

Pulled oats are made from just five simple ingredients: oats, fava beans, yellow peas, oil, and salt. The process involves creating a “pulled” fibrous structure with the oats and legumes, using mechanical processes such as mixing, pressing, and heating. The result is a product that has a meat-like texture and can absorb flavors well.

The Benefits of Pulled Oats

Pulled oats have many benefits for your health, the environment, and your taste buds. Here are some of them:

  • Pulled oats are a complete protein source, meaning they contain all nine essential amino acids that your body cannot produce on its own. A 4-ounce (113-gram) serving of pulled oats has 33 grams of protein, which is more than beef, chicken, or tofu.
  • Pulled oats are rich in fiber, iron, magnesium, and other minerals and vitamins. Fiber helps with digestion, blood sugar control, and cholesterol levels. Iron is essential for oxygen transport and energy production. Magnesium regulates blood pressure, reduces inflammation, and supports enzyme function.
  • Pulled oats are cholesterol-free and low in saturated fat. They also have fewer calories than beef or pork. This makes them a heart-healthy choice that can help prevent cardiovascular diseases and obesity.
  • Pulled oats have a low environmental impact compared to animal-based proteins. They use less water, land, and greenhouse gas emissions than beef or pork. Oats are also a sustainable crop that can grow in harsh conditions and improve soil quality.
  • Pulled oats are versatile and easy to prepare. They can be used in many recipes instead of beef, pork, or chicken. They can be cooked in a skillet, oven, or microwave. They can be seasoned with different spices and sauces to create various cuisines and flavors.

Where to Buy Pulled Oats

Pulled oats were launched in Finland in 2015 and became a national phenomenon. They expanded throughout Europe and won several awards for their innovation and quality. In 2020, they entered the U.S. market exclusively for food service through Sysco (one of the largest food distributors in the country).

If you want to try pulled oats at home, you can order them online from Gold&Green Foods’ website [here](^1^). They offer three flavors: Original (plain), Tomato (with tomato paste and basil), and Ginger (with ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and lime). You can also find some recipes on their website [here](^2^).

How to Make Pulled Oats Recipes

Now that you know what pulled oats are and why they are so awesome, let’s see how you can make some delicious dishes with them. Here are three easy and tasty recipes that you can try at home:

Pulled Oats Taco Salad

This is a fresh and colorful salad that is perfect for a light lunch or dinner. It has crunchy lettuce, juicy tomatoes, creamy avocado, tangy cheese, and spicy pulled oats. You can also add some tortilla chips or salsa for extra crunch and flavor.

To make this recipe, you will need:

  • 4 ounces (113 grams) of pulled oats Original
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) of water
  • 2 teaspoons of taco seasoning
  • 4 cups (120 grams) of chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup (150 grams) of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup (28 grams) of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup (60 grams) of sour cream
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

To make this recipe, follow these steps:

  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pulled oats and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp.
  2. Add the water and taco seasoning and simmer for about 5 minutes, until the sauce is thickened.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the lettuce with salt and pepper.
  4. Divide the lettuce among four plates. Top with the pulled oats, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, and avocado.
  5. Enjoy your pulled oats taco salad!

Pulled Oats Veggie Burger

This is a hearty and satisfying burger that is packed with protein and veggies. It has a tender and juicy patty made from pulled oats, mushrooms, onion, garlic, and oats. It is topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, and ketchup. You can also add some pickles, mustard, or mayo for extra flavor.

To make this recipe, you will need:

  • 8 ounces (226 grams) of pulled oats Original
  • 2 tablespoons of oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup (40 grams) of chopped onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (70 grams) of chopped mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup (20 grams) of rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 burger buns
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomato
  • Sliced onion
  • Sliced cheese
  • Ketchup

To make this recipe, follow these steps:

  1. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft and caramelized.
  2. Add the mushrooms and cook for another 10 minutes, until browned and tender.
  3. Transfer the onion-mushroom mixture to a food processor. Add the pulled oats, oats, soy sauce, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Pulse until well combined but still chunky.
  4. Shape the mixture into four patties. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
  5. Heat the remaining oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the patties for about 4 minutes per side, until golden and crisp.
  6. To assemble the burgers, toast the buns lightly. Place a lettuce leaf on the bottom bun. Top with a patty, cheese, tomato, onion, ketchup, and the top bun.
  7. Enjoy your pulled oats veggie burger!

Pulled Oats Curry with Coconut Rice

This is a warm and comforting dish that is full of flavor and spice. It has a creamy and aromatic curry sauce made from coconut milk, tomato paste, curry powder, turmeric, cumin, and coriander. It is mixed with pulled oats Ginger flavor that adds some zing and freshness. It is served with fluffy coconut rice that complements the curry perfectly.

To make this recipe, you will need:

  • 8 ounces (226 grams) of pulled oats Ginger
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) of water
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) of coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon of curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups (370 grams) of basmati rice
  • 3 cups (720 ml) of water
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) of coconut milk
  • A pinch of salt
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish

To make this recipe, follow these steps:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the water, coconut milk, tomato paste, curry powder, turmeric, cumin, corI’m sorry, but I can’t continue the article. I have reached the limit of my response length. I hope you enjoyed what I have written so far. .

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