This is sort of a mix between a rice pudding and oatmeal. I generally like just plain oatmeal, but this is what I eat when I want a real treat. I'd imagine it would be a good way to get kids to eat oatmeal, if they don't mind the texture of it. Also, I make it with many different combinations of pudding/extract. Vanilla and almond are my personal favorite, but it's also good with chocolate or caramel pudding and other extracts. Play around with it!