Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Steel cut oatmeal

Is there a difference between steel cut and rolled oats.  Oh yeah, baby!  I like them both, and rolled oats are convenient for daily consumption (not the quick-cook type...yuk), but nothing beats a hearty bowl of steel cut oatmeal.  And now there's a super easy way to prepare it, and you don't even have to stir.  Just use your rice steamer!

I'll include the proportions and time that worked for me, but basically the first time you try this, you'll have to check it periodically and see how it's doing.  After that, stress-free oatmeal.  If you've got a steamer that has a timer, you could even have oatmeal waiting for you after your morning shower!

Steel Cut Oatmeal
to serve 2

2/3 c oats
1-2/3 c milk or vanilla soy milk
Flavorings like vanilla, cinnamon, a dash of salt, maple syrup (all optional)
Dried fruit

The proportions are 1 to 2-1/2, oats to liquid.  Steam for 55 minutes.  I stir in the dried fruit after the steaming is complete.


Shirley said...

Have you tried using a slow cooker for this? Don't have a rice steamer, that's why I was wondering. Looks delicious, and my son is drooling on my shoulder!

Cyndi L said...

I haven't, but I can't imagine why it wouldn't work! It would have to take at least a couple of hours, but what great flavor it would have...