Surprise, surprise! I was sent an email from the most unlikely source with a tweet about cooking steel-cut oats in the rice cooker. But what a great idea… I like steel-cut oats, but hate cooking it on the stove top because it takes so much longer to cook than regular oatmeal. So I decided to test it out and it came out great. I’ve been eating it for breakfast almost every week. You will need a rice cooker with a porridge function to do this.
1 cup steel cut oats
2-1/2 cups water
1 cup almond or soy milk
Handful of raisins
3-4 Tbsp brown sugar
*use the rice measuring cup that came with your rice cooker.
To cook immediately
- Place steel cut oats and water and raisins in the rice cooker.
- Set the rice cooker on the “Porridge” setting
- When the rice cooker turns to Keep Warm, open the lid, stir and add the remaining ingredients.
To cook later
- You can also use the timer function and have steaming oatmeal ready when you get up in the morning.
- Just add all the ingredients as above, soaking the oats overnight will soften the texture.