Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Steel Cut Oats with Berries and Pecans

My Dad figured out a cool trick with a rice cooker. I have a Aroma rice cooker from Costco and could sing its praises all day long. It's a steamer, slow cooker, and makes rice perfectly every time. It has a delay feature up to 8 hours, which made this trick even better! My Dad tried to put the usual one cup steel cut oats with two cups of water in the rice cooker and just pushed the white rice button. Low and behold it makes perfect steel cut oats too! We are now in the habit of setting up the night before with a 7 hour delay timer and we wake up to perfectly cooked steel cut oats every time! They are healthier than regular oats and they keep you full for longer too.

1 cup steel cut oats
2 cups water

Cook in a rice cooker with the white rice button. It will likely be done just a few minutes before the beeper goes off, but it's okay to leave them in the whole cooking time.

Scoop into a mug about 3/4ths full. Add about 2 tsp milk or vanilla soymilk (I love the sweet flavor of the vanilla soymilk) Stir this together.

Scoop the following on top of the steel cut oats if you want to be cool like they do it at Jamba Juice

Chopped strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries
Pecans finely chopped
2 TBSP brown sugar per cup

Enjoy a very easy, healthy, hot breakfast!
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