Prep 1 min
Cook 11 mins
This is from McCann’s website. I love that you can use the microwave and not have to worry about scorching your pot on the stovetop. Of course, you can always use a double boiler, but that can take a while. I always enjoy steel cut oats because they are more nutritious than rolled oats and have a nice, nutty texture. Note: Cooking times may have to be adjusted for your microwave oven wattage. I have 1000 watts and had to cook 5 minutes covered and 11 minutes uncovered.
- Mix oats with water in a 2-quart glass microwaveable dish. (The size of the bowl is important because it needs to be large enough to allow the oats to bubble without spilling over.).
- COVER and place the dish in the microwave oven on high for 5 minutes.
- Stir. Cook UNCOVERED for another 5 minutes.
Utter fail. 5 minutes covered in the microwave equaled 90% of it spilling over the rim of the huge bowl I had it in. I must have a mighty-powerful microwave. You might want to try fewer minutes at first, and watch it closely!
Good recipe; but add a dash of salt. Also VERY important to use the right size bowl. I cooked covered for 4 mins on full power, then cooked 6 mins on 50% powder at 2mins at a time, stirring in between ea 2mins. Then cooked for another 6 mins at 60% power at 2mins at a time, stirring in between ea 2min. TOTALLY worth the effort - came out perfect consistency and good quantity for 2 people.
This was my first time cooking steel cut oats. I want to try it in the crockpot but this fit the bill for an unexpected batch for breakfast. I cooked covered for 5 minutes and uncovered for 12 minutes and it was probably firmer than it should have been but we both like it that way. Thanks!