Rice cooker oatmeal experiment #3? #4?
This time with a little guidance from Tracy last night in the comments, I set the timer to porridge setting and crossed my fingers all would work well.
Ingredients: 1/3 cup Coach’s Oats, 1.33 cups water (A LOT!), cinnamon, pinch salt, dried currants.
Timer: 8:20 am
I woke up before it was time and snuck out to take a peek. I think I heard it turn on around 7:40, which would mean a 40 minute cooking time.
While I waited, I did some chores, got dressed for the gym and made tea. Making oats on the stove top takes 5 focused minutes. This takes longer, but it forces me to do little chores that I would save for after. I’m loving the efficiency!
When it finally sung that it was complete at 8:20, I crossed my fingers and opened the lid. And in fact, it was perfectly cooked! A little dry on the bottom, but liquidy on the top and stirred them together was great. I added 1/3 cup of milk at this point (for protein!) along with half a banana and blueberries (I was afraid to add these the night before for food safety reasons). I closed the lid and gave it 2 minutes of heat before portioning into my bowl.
Toppings included Nuts About Granola Lovers Blend (PB + Chocolate Chip minis!!) and Yum Butter.
PROS: Hands off, HUGE VOLUME from all the liquid
CONS: Souper soupy and also very bland
Note the texture – this was a true porridge! But as a result of all the water and lack of banana and milk, it was really really bland. Not really worth the pros. But definitely fun to add to the breakfast rotation because it was so different than my usual oatmeal.
Bland oatmeal is not my cup of tea.
But I will still make it again because the toppings made up for that.
Have a Happy Monday! I don’t know about you, but our forecast is something to get really, really excited about: