Thursday, March 3, 2011

steel cut oats - rice cooker recipe (vegan)

ever since i've discovered my love for steel cut oats, my rice cooker has (almost) been granted permanent space on the countertop (i think the stand mixer and food processor are a bit jealous, actually).  i tried making them in the crock pot overnight and wound up with a burnt, sticky mess (and no breakfast) the next morning.  next, i tried using my 3-cup rice cooker and discovered a fool-proof (and fast) way that gives me perfect oats every time. we found this rice cooker on closeout at kroger years ago for $4 and couldn't be happier with it.

rice cooker steel cut oats recipe (vegan)
makes 2-3 servings

2/3 cup steel cut oats (this kind can be found at trader joe's & it's cheaper than mccann's)
2/3 cup almond milk
1 cup water
1/2 tsp cinnamon
dash salt
dash vanilla extract
3 tsp pure maple syrup
3 tsp ground flax seed meal (optional)

combine/stir all the ingredients in the rice cooker and set to "cook".  it'll take about 20-25 minutes.
stir and top with your favorite toppings (i like a little more syrup, a little earth balance, and some dried fruit or fresh blueberries).


Eva said...

interesting, i never though to use the rice maker for that!

Panda Parables said...

thanks for stopping by, eva. i was actually about to go start up some oats here in a minute!

Anonymous said...

I tried that but I guess i didnt use enough liquid. will be trying your recipe.