Easy Steel Cut Oats
Those of us who make steel cut oats know that they take a bit of time and some stovetop management: boil, simmer, stir. And then one day, it dawned on me: the rice cooker can do all of this for me!
I’ve already tried to convince you that you need a rice cooker. One little appliance can cook everything from rice to quinoa to steel cut oats. What could be better?
The process couldn’t be simpler. I used a 1:3 ratio of oats to water, but you can make your oats creamier by increasing the liquid by 1/4 cup.
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 3 cups water
- Pinch of salt
Pour all ingredients into your slow cooker. Close the lid. Press “cook.” Go take a shower and get ready for your day.
Return to the kitchen in 30 minutes and dress your perfectly cooked oats with your favorite toppings.
“Seriously, mom? The rice cooker? In the morning?” I couldn’t tell if the Tiny Kitchen Assistant was impressed or incredulous, but I had him instantly converted when he took his first bite.
He added cinnamon, brown sugar, raisins, almonds and coconut to his. “Mmm, this tastes like a cookie!”