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Steel cut oatmeal

I made this oatmeal today for the first time and it was wonderful. A whole lot better than the packets I buy! You make this for 4 servings. Should I keep it in the fridge? Also, how do I warm it up in the am? TIA

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  1. I don't often have left-overs but if I do, depending on its consistency, I sometimes drizzle on some milk and warm it in the microwave. I store the dry product in a sealed glass container in the cupboard and the cooked "left-overs" in the fridge. Once you've experienced steel cut oatmeal you'll never go back to the instant or Quaker stuff.

    1. If you've made multiple servings what you haven't yet eaten will keep wonderfully in the fridge. I make enough at a time to last a 5-day week.

      It could firm up in the fridge. I make mine with 2 parts steel-cut oats and 1 part ground flaxseed meal. That definitely firms up. Nevertheless, I put a serving in a bowl and microwave it for 2 minutes. It softens up again but a stir and a little milk added at the table still improves it.

      Steel-cut oats were a revelation to me a couple years ago. I now buy it in the 4-pound resealable bag that Whole Foods sells. So much cheaper than the can of McCann's and we whip through 4 pounds in no time at my house.

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      1. re: rainey

        rainy.....You can get Steel cut oats for a better price at most health food stores that sell bulk grains. Organic and conventional is readily available. prices range from $.79 to 1.39 lb.

      2. I do prefer steel cut oatmeal as others have suggested. On the other hand, it is much easier and faster to make the Quaker stuffs. Like you, I also have problem with left-over oatmeal. They just don't taste the same once they are refrigerated. Microwave does not seem to soften back unless I add more liquid (water or milk), but by then the finishing products are diluted. It just does not taste the same.

        1. fry it up like polenta.

          1. Lots of people make a batch on Sunday and eat it all week long, like others have said add some liquid and nuke it to warm it up.

            I add some raw steel cut oats to my protein shakes sometimes, it's like eating really hard little nuts.

            1. A double boiler w/ a little butter.Above all- be gentle. This will require attention ...your inbox can wait ;-)

              1. I put cooked left-overs in the fridge, where they thicken substantially. I reheat by putting a lump of them in a saucepan on low heat with a little extra milk or water & stirring until the liquid is incorporated & all is warm. I don't notice any change between the first day & later days.

                1. Easiest way to make steel cut oats. Add 3 parts boiling hot water to 1 part oats. Cover and leave it overnight. Next night, add bit of milk//water microwave 1 minute, add desired toppings and you're ready to eat. I usually make a few days worth of oat breakfasts at a time. Keeps in fridge ready to go.

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                  1. re: LUV_TO_EAT

                    I think you mean next morning? Anyway, I do this in a coffee thermos. Oats, boiling water, a stir and lid on overnight. Next morning I pour off any excess water, dump the oats it into a plastic container with dried fruit (usu cherries or cranberries) and a dollop of honey or syrup. Reheat when I get to work. This way you can make a single serving.

                    1. re: LUV_TO_EAT

                      If you have a rice cooker with a timer (and a porridge mode), that's even easier.

                    2. Steel cut oatmeal made with apple cider is da bomb! Use apple cider for about half of the water.

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                      1. re: Leepa

                        Love this idea, Leepa! Thanks!

                      2. I'm one of the people who make a batch of steel cut oats on Sunday and reheat them throughout the week. I use one cup of steel cut oats and 4 cups of water, bring to a boil, turn down and simmer for 30 minutes. When I reheat, I usually chop one whole apple in with about 1/2 cup of the cooked steel cut oats, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Reheat in microwave for 2 minutes. Eat with about 1/2 cup almond milk.