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Zoigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 03:03 PM
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Steel cut oatmeal
Anyone cook it in their rice cooker or crock pot? If so,
would u please share recipes....thanks....zoigal
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 06:00 PM
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1. I tried Alton Brown's recipe once...
It's a crock pot recipe. I am sure other dried fruits than the ones in his recipe will also work:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/overnigh...

Unfortunately, my small crock pot has only one temperature setting, and it's too high for an overnight recipe, as I found out. It overcooked, and was hard when I went to eat it. I suppose if I added more liquid or put it on a timer, it might have turned out better. I also may have cut the recipe in half, which didn't help.
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Major Nikon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 06:59 PM
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2. It probably would have worked fine on the higher setting had you not cooked it so long
I make it in my cast iron dutch oven. Basically I just bring it to a simmer on the stove and then throw it into the oven at 350. I'm thinking it takes about 30 minutes, but I don't time it. I just stir it every 10 minutes or so and stop cooking when the oatmeal gets tender. It's the same way I make grits. At any rate this would be roughly equivalent to making it in a crock pot on high, except a crock pot is going to have a longer warm up time. I'm guessing that 60-90 minutes might be more appropriate for a high setting. You'd just have to experiment a bit.
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 10:21 PM
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3. Yeah, that's why I considered a timer.
Edited on Sun Nov-20-11 10:22 PM by GoCubsGo
That way I could turn the cooker on three or four hours before I got up. Lately, I have just been cooking them in the microwave, according to the directions on the container. I cook regular oatmeal and grits that way, too. Four to five minutes at half power is all it takes. They turn out just fine. And, they're cooked in the bowl from which I'll eat them, so no pot to wash.
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Major Nikon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 08:09 AM
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4. The problem with most timers...
is they aren't rated for enough amperage to run many kitchen appliances. I did find one that was rated at 15 amps for my espresso machine, but they are hard to find.
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 09:50 PM
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7. It would probably be fine for my mini crock pot.
It is one of those "dip" size units that only holds a couple of cups of liquid.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 11:27 AM
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5. I cook it on the stovetop
1 C s-c oats: 3 C water.

Toasting the oats in a dry pan for a few minutes before adding the water brings out another layer of flavor. But you have to stand there and watch them like a hawk, it is easy to forget and let them burn. I add a tablespoon of butter, but other oils would work. That seems to keep them from really sticking to the pan. They will still stick, but you can get them up in the process of stirring. I also add in spices like vanilla, allspice, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg.

Bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer. Cooks in about 30 minutes and it's not all mushy. I do not add any sugar or dried fruits since the SO is mildly diabetic. I add honey or brown sugar to my bowl after cooking. I also top off with a couple of tablespoons full of nuts or 1 tablespoon of peanut butter.

I sometimes cook them in the evening, then reheat in the microwave in the busy morning. Crockpot sounds good, but it's another appliance I don't want to get out and clean.
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Zoigal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 05:32 PM
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6. Thanks, everyone, some good ideas......z
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