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    Oatmeal for breakfast

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    I'm into it. :-)
    Has anyone ever tried cooking up a few day's worth, and just reheating your portion in the morning? I'm trying different versions of the non-quick cooking kind. It seems like it would be way more efficient to cook up 4 days' worth, keep it in the fridge, and reheat it. Anyone?
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    I used to do that with steel cut oats. It worked great except the one time I hit the wrong button and nuked it to death.
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    I was just reading about using a rice cooker for oats. I don't have a fancy one with multiple settings (including "porridge") Has anyone used a rice cooker for oats?
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    I do it with steel cut oats as well. I pour them into a container when they're hot, then cut a square of whatever size I want for breakfast, and mash them around in a bowl with milk before I nuke 'em. It might work without that step, but they certainly seem to become one solid blob in the fridge. Super quick, easy, and tasty.

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    I haven't used a rice cooker for oats, but I tried it with barley ... once. It foamed WAY too much and spewed through the vent, awful time cleaning it up. Oats foam even worse than barley. I wouldn't try it.

    I just finished a batch of steel cut oats. It definitely took some finagling for it not to explode in the nuculator. The first couple of bowls ... I'll just say I spent more time cleaning than eating.
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    I haven't heard of using a rice cooker, but I've been meaning to try cooking steel cut oats overnite in the crockpot.

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    I used my rice cooker for oats...twice. Both times it was a huge disaster! It was really really gross, gummy and slimy. It made a mess of the cooker and the resulting oats were not edible (unless I was willing to scrape them off the counter top!). And I do have a 'porridge' setting!

    I have had the best luck with either stovetop or in the slow cooker in a steam bath (the oats sit in a bowl inside the cooker in a couple of inches of water). The best part about this method was that they cooked overnight and I had hot oats when I woke up with no work (and easy clean up).
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    Oatmeal makes me hungry. Seriously. I eat it 2-3 times a week, but if I don't have some serious protein with it, my stomach is rumbling in an hour. I even put walnuts or almonds in my oatmeal, but that doesn't seem to help.
    Does anyone else have this issue?
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    For rolled oats, I don't even cook it.
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    Do you do the muesli thing soak it in yoghurt over night?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankin View Post
    Oatmeal makes me hungry. Seriously. I eat it 2-3 times a week, but if I don't have some serious protein with it, my stomach is rumbling in an hour. I even put walnuts or almonds in my oatmeal, but that doesn't seem to help.
    Does anyone else have this issue?
    Yep. That. I was laughing because DH bought the oats and I wound up eating so much of it even though I don't digest it well.
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    I vaguely remember a long thread on this a while back. Seems like a lot of people cooked up a batch in a slow cooker and then reheated it during the week.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crankin View Post
    Oatmeal makes me hungry. Seriously. I eat it 2-3 times a week, but if I don't have some serious protein with it, my stomach is rumbling in an hour. I even put walnuts or almonds in my oatmeal, but that doesn't seem to help.
    Does anyone else have this issue?
    I'm the same way. I put peanut butter or nuts in it, and it's okay if I'm not working out, but if I want to ride, I I have to put so much PB into it that I may as well be eating the PB out of the jar. All of that stuff in the oatmeal just binds to all the fat and protein and it's gone.
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    Oak, I also have, ah, digestive issues with oatmeal. The only reason I'm eating more of it, is to try to see if it helps lower my little LDL issue.
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    Dont know if I got this recipe here or another forum but, when I make steel cut oats, once the water boils and you put in the oats, cover the pan and remove from heat and after a few hours they're done. I've done this overnight and they're perfect in the morning. I've tried making a few days worth or oatmeal(not steel cuts) and they get kind of mushy. Maybe I'm cooking them too long or I can't remember if I put some brown sugar in and this caused it. I think I'm going to try it again and not cook them till they're completely done. BTW never used a rice cooker, but tried a crock pot, but this I found this other way easier.
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