Thursday, July 05, 2007

The Odd Simplicity of Summer Eating

This morning my son asked me if I would make his favorite breakfast. Would you believe its steel cut oats with a handful of currants sprinkled in? If I put the steel cut oats and water into a covered pot on medium heat they are done by the time I get out of the shower. Rob sprinkles in the currants and tops with soymilk before eating. Simple and delicious.


Anonymous said...

Simple can be good. When I want steel-cut oats in the morning, I put it in the pan with room temperature water the night before to soak. It cuts the cooking time down to about 5 minutes. Then I usually cover it and take my shower. Letting it sit 10-15 minutes finishes it off without additional heat.

Sheree' said...

Steel cut oats are fantastic. My daughter used to cook them while she was in the shower and everytime they overflowed. What a mess. The are easily done in my rice cooker. No mess, no fuss. I put in 2 cups of steel cut oats and 2 3/4 cups of water push the button and they are done in no time. :o)

Katie said...

Those are both great ideas. Since I don't have a rice cooker, I'm going to give Chile's method a try.