Oatmeal Cooked in a Rice Cooker

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

I got very bored with standing around for 15 or 20 minutes every morning, stirring oatmeal. Wasted time! I kept thinking, "I could be on 'Zaar instead!" Then I came up with this idea, and now I am.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 14 cups large flake rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons wheat bran
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 13 cup raisins or 13 cup other dried fruit or 13 cup fresh fruit (optional)
  • 2 12 cups water


  1. Put all the ingredients in a rice cooker.
  2. Turn it on.
  3. Go away, and come back in 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Stir once, as there may be a little moisture on top, and serve up.
  5. Be sure to use a wooden spoon.
  6. Yum!
  7. I like mine sprinkled with a little ground flaxseed, sugar and light cream.
Most Helpful

I can't tell you how many times I've made this recipe. It comes out perfect EVERY time. I use oat bran instead of wheat. We like ours sweet and add sugar with all the ingredients and use craisins instead of raisins. I'll put all the ingredients (less the water) in the rice cooker at night, measure out the water and put in the fridge. Whoever is 1st up just goes in the kitchen, pours in the water and stirs, plugs in the cooker and pushes the Quick Rice button. Mmmm

Martha wanna-be Melissa May 06, 2010

Fantastic! I've been eating this every weekday morning for the last four weeks and I'm still not tired of it! It's so easy to put together and fun to vary the ingredients. My favorite combo so far is rolled oats, steel cut oats, wheat bran, ground flaxseed, chopped pecans, dried apples and dried cranberries. I double the recipe and it makes enough for five servings throughout the week. Aside from being tasty, it just couldn't get any easier to make--that's my favorite part!

ladybug810 March 22, 2008

I have a simple on-off rice cooker and this worked beautifully. I used 1/2 milk 1/2 water. Mine was actually done in 18 min. and had begun to stick to the bottom of the pan. I stirred in a little extra milk, brown sugar, and pecans and it's the perfect taste and texture. Thanks Jennny

ZaarAddict August 15, 2008