Monday, November 23, 2009

How to make porridge (steel cut oatmeal) in your Zojirushi

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(quantities for cooking in a 5 cup Zojirushi Rice Cooker, scale down for the 3 cup Zojirushi)

    Ingredients (serves 4*)
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup half oats & half water
  • 3-4 spoons (or more to your own taste) honey or brown sugar
  • * You may need to experiment with the amounts of oats and water, depending on whether you like thick or thin oat porridge!
    Place steel cut oats and water in the inner cooking pan.
    Place the inner cooking pan in the main body of the rice cooker, plug in the unit, select the "Porridge" setting and push the "Cooking" button to start.
    When the rice cooker turns to "Keep Warm," open the lid, stir and add the remaining ingredients.
    Using the Timer function and soaking the oats overnight will help soften the texture.
Add any dried or fresh fruit to the porridge instead of sugar - delicious and healthy on a cold winter's day!!

NOTE: Do not use the Timer function when cooking with milk or other dairy products, as they may spoil.

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