Pressure Cooker Savory Pistachio Oatmeal
Savory oatmeal is a nice twist on traditional sweeter breakfast oatmeal. And the flavor combinations are endless. Cooking steel cut oats in a pressure cooker is faster and easier than the traditional way on the stovetop. While we recommend steel cut oats for this recipe, any type of oats could be used, though the timing may need to be adjusted to achieve the desired texture.
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4servings 5minutes
Cook Time
  • 4.5cups waterdivided
  • 1cup steel cut oats
  • 1/2cup shelled Wonderful pistachiosground
  • 1/4tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2cup milk
  • 4large hard-boiled eggs
  • 1/2cup shelled Wonderful pistachiosroughly chopped
  • 2cups arugula
  • srirachato taste
  1. Fill pressure cooker with 2 cups of water. Put in stand/steamer basket and then a heat safe glass container. Add the steel cut oats, ground pistachios, salt and 2 ½ cups water to the glass container and stir to combine.
  2. Close pressure cooker according to manufacturer instructions and set to high pressure. Turn heat to high and bring to pressure. Once pot comes to pressure, cook for another 12 minutes (add a few minutes for a less chewy texture). Remove from heat and let pressure release naturally.
  3. Open pot and stir oats well. There may still be a bit of liquid in the bowl with the oats, but it will be absorbed as the oatmeal sits. Stir in milk for added creaminess.
  4. Divide oatmeal between bowls. Top each bowl with a hard-boiled egg, chopped pistachios, and arugula. Drizzle with sriracha.
Recipe Notes

Make Ahead: If you have an electric pressure cooker with a delayed start timer, then assemble the night before and set the pressure cooker to start about 30 minutes before you wake up. If cooking in an electric pressure cooker, add about 3 minutes to the pressurized cooking time.

Mix It Up: Add more veggie toppings like sun-dried tomatoes or avocado. And any type of egg will be good on top, whether you prefer scrambled, over-easy or poached.

Chef’s Note: This recipe was made with a stovetop pressure cooker. For electric pressure cookers, cook under pressure for about 15 minutes. Don’t be afraid of the sriracha – it adds a great depth of flavor with just a bit of a kick. Lesley kept reaching for more and she is usually very sensitive to spicy flavors. If you want to use a different type of oats than steel cut oats, then the cooking time may need to be adjusted. 

Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Savory Pistachio Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 189mg 63%
Sodium 359mg 15%
Potassium 453mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 5g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 11%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 9%
Iron 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.