Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
A breakfast cereal or a dinner side dish. This is a lower calorie and sodium (but just as tasty) version of the Quaker Oats recipe. Since the final cooking stage is "just add water", it's also suitable to take along camping or to pack in a lunchbox for work.
- 1 1⁄2 cups oatmeal (uncooked, rolled whole oats)
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons margarine
- 3⁄4 cup water
- Melt the margarine in a skillet or sauce pan over medium heat.
- Meanwhile, mix the egg and the oatmeal in a small bowl. This may seem like a lot of oats compared to the amount of egg, but just keep stirring until the oats are coated.
- Add the oats mixture to the skillet.
- Stirring constantly, cook about 5 minutes until the oats are lightly browned ("golden"). They should be dry and separated.
- (At this point, the oat mixture can be stored in a tightly covered container until you are ready to finish cooking. Note that the eggs are cooked, so it doesn't require refrigeration).
- Add the water, stir, and cover.
- Cook about 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid evaporates.
- Make the recipe your own by adding dried or fresh fruit, cinnamon, sauteed peppers or onions, meat or vegetable broth instead of water, and so on.