We love steel cut oatmeal. If you even halfway like oatmeal or even if you don’t, and you’ve never tried steel cut oats, you owe it to yourself to try the steel cut oats. They’re so different from regular, mushy, gooey oatmeal. Our preference is McCann’s Irish Oats but there are other brands. A brand we can get locally is Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats.
Steel cut oats take 35 – 40 minutes to cook which means . . well, if you’re going to have them for breakfast, you’re having to get up earlier than you’d like to have oatmeal on the table for breakfast.
But, with the new rice cooker, I put the oatmeal and water in the rice cooker the night before. 1 part oatmeal/3 parts water.
I set the timer so the oatmeal will be done at 6:30 a.m. I use the porridge setting.
I go to bed. I sleep like a rock. I wake up . . which would be a whole lot nicer if I were waking up at 9:00 a.m. instead of 6:00 a.m., right? The oatmeal is done when I’m ready for it to be done . . no waiting for the water to boil, no stirring, no falling asleep at the stove.
Last night I had taken strawberries out of the freezer, wishing I’d bought 10 flats of strawberries instead of one, so this morning we had oatmeal with strawberries. No work, no fuss . . perfect oatmeal!
This rice cooker moves right up to the top of my favorite appliance list, mainly because of how it cooks this oatmeal.