A guest post by Juliette Britton
OMG! Oatmeal Morning Goodness!
Oats are at the top of the heart healthy food lists. There is nothing more satisfying than a bowl of oatmeal to start
your day! A few years ago, I was introduced to the world of rice cooking. Did you know that you can cook steel cut oats, lentils, quinoa and a plethora of other foods in your rice cooker? Check out the Nurture website for some additional rice cooker recipes: http://www.nurtureyourfamily.org/recipes/recipes-adults/
Steel cut oatmeal is my all-time favorite breakfast. SCO have a nutty flavor and provide a bit more ‘chew’ than old fashioned or instant oats. Prior to owning a rice cooker, I rarely ate steel cut oats because they require a bit of prep time. With my rice cooker, I just throw in my oats and water and press ‘start’. In 30 minutes, I have perfectly cooked oats (no burning, no over-boiling and no standing over the oven). Meanwhile, I can get ready, make lunch, or even workout.
-2 cup steel cut oats (use rice cooker cup)
-1/4 cup flax seed
-4 cup water (use rice cooker cup)
-1 large apple, peeled, cored, chopped
-1 t. Cinnamon
¼ t. Nutmeg
-1/4 cup Brown sugar
– ½ cup Raisins
-1/2 cup Pecans
-1 T. Butter
In the rice cooker, place steel cut oats, flax seed, water, apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Press start.
Once done, add brown sugar, raisins, pecans, and butter (serves 6).