One of my favorite breakfasts these days is steel cut oats made in a rice cooker. It’s so easy and delicious, and I feel like it puts me on track for the whole day. Recently I tried it with blackberries, and it was delicious!
You can make old-fashioned oats in a rice cooker, but you would use a different ratio of water to oats (which I don’t know), so this recipe would only would with steel cut oats. Personally I prefer the texture of steel cut oats and the fact that they are less processed.
This recipe is so simple that it only has a few steps. Place 1/3 cup oats, 1 cup water, a handful of blackberries, 1 tablespoon vanilla, and brown sugar to taste in a rice cooker. Put the lid on the rice cooker and set it to cook. I have a very basic model with only one setting, but if you have a fancy rice cooker with multiple settings, use the one for porridge.
After it’s finished cooking, take the lid off and prepare to think “What did I do wrong?” It will look like a soupy mess. Give it all a good stir. Much better, right? Now it looks like the delicious, perfectly cooked oats that you were hoping for.
You can double or triple this recipe based on the size of your rice cooker and your needs. Just be sure to keep a 1:3 oats to water ratio. If you have leftover oatmeal, it stores well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few days. Simply add a tablespoon or so of water and reheat it for about 90 seconds in the microwave.
What is your go-to breakfast for busy mornings? I am always looking for easy breakfasts to add to my morning arsenal. Tell me about yours in the comments.