Recipe by duonyte
This is from a wonderful book, The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook, by Hensperger and Kaufmann. It makes a wonderful, creamy oatmeal with no watching or muss or fuss. Definitely use steel-cut oats, which have a wonderful texture, so superior to the regular stuff. I usually use dried cranberries, raisins or currants, instead of the dates.
Top Review by Kristianne
I also use The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook. This is SO INCREDIBLE and CONVENIENT! I make the recipe for the plain steel cut oatmeal cereal. I use 3 cups water to 1 cup oats and let it sit overnight and in the morning I just start my rice cooker's porridge cycle. By the time I am done getting ready for work, our breakfast oatmeal is done and we each add our different toppings. It's easy then to make a scrambled egg white omlet to go with it. I have a 10 Cup rice cooker.
- 2⁄3 cup steel cut oats
- 1 2⁄3 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch fine sea salt
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1⁄2 cup chopped dates
Directions See How It's Made
- Place all ingredients, except dates, in cooker; stir gently to combine; sprinkle dates on top.
- Close the cover, set on Porridge cycle.
- NOTE1: This recipe is designed for a rice cooker with fuzzy logic - use the porridge setting. If you have a regular rice cooker, you will need to watch it to determine when the oatmeal is done, probably 25 to 30 minutes, depending on your cooker.
- NOTE2: Steel cut oats vary slightly. With some brands I find I need to reduce the milk to 1 1/2 cup to get the right consistency.
- NOTE3: You can substitute vanilla flavored soy milk for the milk plus vanilla extract.