Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Steel-cut Oats in the Rice Cooker

Recently one of my husband's co-workers shared how she makes steel-cut oats in a rice cooker, so I thought I would pass that along. It makes getting them on the table in the morning a little quicker and easier than fixing them on the stovetop.

In the evening, add to rice cooker:
3 C. cold water
1 1/4 C. steel-cut oats
pinch of salt

Give it a quick stir.

In the morning, start rice cooker on porridge setting. (My rice cooker doesn't have this, so I use the white rice setting.) Let cook for about 20 min. or however long it takes for your rice cooker.

When oats are cooked, add in frozen fruit, maple syrup, honey or brown sugar as desired, and stir.

Makes 3 good servings. I double the recipe for my family. The leftovers are good reheated the next day, too.

I'm happy to get more use out of an appliance that might otherwise only serve one use. What other things have you tried making in a rice cooker?

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I've heard you can cook steel-cut oats in your crockpot overnight on low. That would really save time in the morning. I haven't tried it yet, since I just nuke my bowl of oatmeal for 2 minutes in the morning, but I'm just "cooking" for one :) But maybe sometime when we have overnight guests I will have to give it a whirl.