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Savory oats are my favorite. A dash of low-sodium soy sauce, a bit of Tabasco, and and handful of sunflower seeds. Add a fried egg and an avocado on special occasions. You’d be surprised at how good it is.
I love oatmeal. I REALLY love oatmeal. Here is how I do it on the stove top. Bring 1 cup of water and a pinch of salt to a boil. Stir in 1/2 cup rolled oats. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 12 minutes.
If I am making rolled oats for just myself, I can also make it in the Instant Pot. To the pot liner, add 1 cup water, a pinch of salt, and 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats. Place a pat of butter on it. Push “manual” and set it for 4 minutes. Quick release. It works fine for that amount.
How to make just one serving?
Hi, June! Cooking just one serving by itself is kind of tricky. Since oatmeal stores and reheats so well, I’d recommend making a full batch and storing the leftovers for breakfasts later in the week. You can even freeze oatmeal, if you like!
I also soak my steel cut oats overnight. They cook up quick. I throw in some dried fruit and nuts, sometimes a chopped apple. Delicious!
If you soak steel cut oats, they’ll cook in 5 minutes. I do this every day–Bob’s Red Mill Steel cut oats. I put tomorrow’s oats in water in the morning after I wash my saucepan and let them soak all day and overnight until the next morning.
I have a Zojirushi rice cooker and I can load it with water and steel cut oats at bedtime and set when I want it to finish in the morning and wake up to my oats all ready to eat! I can do one serving in my 3 cup rice cooker. I love it more for the oats than the rice cooking function.