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For the rolled oats version, is the recipe for 1 cup oats or 1/2 cup? It looks like there is only one cup liquid.
Good question! Here’s what Megan says: “I realize the proportions are usually 1 cup rolled oats / 2 cup water. But this recipe is great and the oats are a bit more distinct / toothy, vs. uber creamy oatmeal.” So you can stick with the classic ratio of 1 cup rolled oats : 2 cups liquid for more of a porridge, or 1 cup rolled oats : 1 cup liquid if you would like to try less soupy oats for a change.
I tried it and just adding one small step had a big impact on flavor. This is my go to recipe for oatmeal from now on.
Yum! Have been oatmeal the wrong way. I only had quick oats but tried toasting them in butter and it made a world of difference! Toasty and not glutinous anymore. Yay oatmeal!
Beautiful recipe. Funny story… I used to HATE oatmeal. Then I got a kidney transplant from my sweet best friend. Now I love oatmeal (and silly pop music), go figure.
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.