Friday, October 16, 2015

My two favorite rice cooker oatmeal recipes

When cooking oatmeal in a rice cooker, use as much water as you would if you were cooking on the stove or in a microwave. I like a quick cooking steel cut oatmeal best, but go with what you prefer.

Version 1: With bananas and peanut butter.

1. Put water and oatmeal in a rice cooker.

2. Add half or a whole banana. Optional: add some raisins.

3. Waste time on the internet.

4. Remember that you made oatmeal. Verify that the rice cooker thinks it's done.

5. Scoop a dollop of peanut butter into the rice cooker. Stir it up and put it in a bowl.

6. If you're extra hungry, add dry roasted unsalted peanuts.

7. Add milk or yogurt and eat.

Version 2: With apples and apple juice.

1. Put water and oatmeal in a rice cooker.

2. Add half or a whole apple. I recommend a tart apple like a Haralson or a Greening, but go with your favorite. Optional: add some raisins.

3 and 4. Same as above.

5. Stir it up and put it in a bowl.

6. If you're extra hungry, add cashews or almonds.

7. Add milk or apple juice and eat.

Note: I suspect any fruit that you like would taste good cooked in oatmeal. Strawberries and oatmeal were surprisingly good. Mangos and oatmeal were every bit as good as I thought they would be.