Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 hr

A hot, hardy grain cereal perfect for cold winter mornings. Serve with soy milk, maple syrup, and sliced bananas. (This recipe is from the cookbook "How It All Vegan".)


  1. In a medium pot, bring water to a boil.
  2. Add all the other ingredients.
  3. Lower heat and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally.
Most Helpful

4 5

I made this using basmati brown rice and oatmeal and barley. Like other reviewers said mine absorbed the water faster than 45 minutes even though I added some extra water in the beginning. I kept add some water to when I tested to see if it was done or not. Around 30 minutes all of the water was absorbed and everything seemed soft enough to serve. I took the serving suggestions posted for this recipe (soymilk I used vanilla, maple syrup and banannas.) I had also added some cinnamon and nutmeg while it was cooking. It was very good. I also halved the recipe and have some leftover for tomorrows breakfast I guess!

4 5

Really good and simple. At 20 minutes enough of the liquid was gone that I added another cup. It made quite a bit, too! I added a little butter and some raisins, but this is versatile enough to add lots of different toppings. I'll be making this again.

5 5

My family enjoyed this, and they are usually enthusiastic about hot cereal! I used brown rice, and found that it took only 20 minutes before all the water was absorbed. I served it then, with chewy rice and barley, but they enjoyed the different texture. We topped with brown sugar and lowfat milk. I will be making this frequently this winter, a great change from the normal oatmeal or cold cereal!