Rice Cooker Oatmeal


by Oct 22nd, 2010 // Breakfast, Recipes

Rice Cooker Oatmeal

Rice Cooker Oatmeal

All oatmeal is not created equal. Steel cut oats are far superior to rolled oats but they simply take too long to prepare and and we just don’t have the time in the morning. Enter our new rice cooker.

Rice Cooker Oatmeal

We got up in the morning. Measured out our oats and water. Added a few shakes of cinnamon and a few scoops of brown sugar and closed it up.

Rice Cooker Oatmeal

We set it to quick cook, smiled when the machine played its little song and went off have a shower and get dressed. When we got back we had perfectly cooked steel cut oatmeal. I’m starting to really like this rice cooker! Now for the recipe…

Rice Cooker Oatmeal Recipe

1 cup steel cut oats
3 1/2 to 4 cups water (depending on how thick you like it)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons brown sugar
milk for serving

Pour outs, water, cinnamon and brown sugar into the rice cooker. Stir and set to quick cook. When finished, dish out with a splash of milk. Makes 4 servings.

Rice Cooker Oatmeal


9 Comments on “Rice Cooker Oatmeal”

  1. 1.) Monica
    October 23rd, 2010

    What a great idea! I've made steel cut oatmeal in the slow cooker, but it never occurred to me to use the rice cooker. I'll definitely give this a try.

  2. 2.) Jen @ mommablogsalot
    October 23rd, 2010

    I really want a rice cooker to do nifty things like this but my husband is still kind of "meh" about the whole idea. May have to email this to him as he loves steel cut oatmeal.

  3. 3.) KJ@letsgoflyakite
    October 23rd, 2010

    Great idea. Like Monica, I also have tried the overnight slow cooker, but I think this method is probably better than leaving on an appliance all night. We love oats in our house. We recently switched from the McCanns to WholeFoods 365 brand and are enjoying them.

  4. 4.) Julia
    October 23rd, 2010

    Why do you like steel cut more than rolled? We're big fans of rolled oats. I especially like to turn them into granola more than make them for oatmeal, but ever since I was a kid, oatmeal has a very…gross texture to me. Just curious! The rice cooker idea is great. My hubs would love it, but my kid…well…she's not to solid food yet so we'll see! :)

  5. 5.) Mariko
    October 23rd, 2010

    We are so on the same wavelength right now. Weird.

  6. 6.) Wendy
    October 24th, 2010

    We've tried this with our rice cooker, but had to keep stirring it, which is definitely not a timesaver. If I could ever get it to work, I'd like to try it using the delay function (starting it the night before).

  7. 7.) Melane
    October 24th, 2010

    @Julia – steel cut are the best health wise, plus they are a bit nutty and chewy. I can't ever imagine going back to rolled again.

    I cook my oats using the Alton Brown recipe (I substitute almond milk since my baby can't tolerate me having cow's milk) and double the recipe. I then throw it in the fridge and have oatmeal for a week. Simply pull it out and microwave with a bit more milk and you would never know it wasn't just cooked. Yummy!!! (and oats are a good milk supply booster!)

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