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Jan 28, 2013 10:00 AM

Overnight oats/quinoa

I read somewhere a recipe for overnight oats and quinoa. The recipe was very simple- bring water to a boil, add quinoa, steel cut oats and dried fruit. Turn off the fire, cover, and in the morning have perfect oatmeal.

I have no idea where i found the recipe and can't remember the ratios. Anyone familiar with this?

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  1. I always do this for steel cut oats. Quinoa cooks so quickly I don't bother, but then again I don't typically eat it for breakfast. For the oats, bring water to a bowl, add the oats and cook for one minute. Cover. I refrigerate mine, I typically make enough for a couple of days.

    1. Wow, weird. I have been looking for that as well! I just can't remember where I saw it.......

      1. 3:1 for oatmeal,never done with quinoa.

        1. I do that for steel cut oats. However I have been on the hunt for one of those small slow cookers so I can wake up to hot, cooked oatmeal.

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          1. Love the overnight method. 4 c. water, 1 c. steel cut oats. Bring to boil, turn off heat, cover and let sit overnight. This makes enough for about four bowls. I keep it in the fridge and microwave what I need.

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              1. re: Sal Vanilla

                I wouldn't do this -- perfect conditions for bacillus cereus to multiply, and that's gonna make you mighty sick.

                1. re: pikawicca

                  That's all I need. I am not sure I could fight off much more. Thank you pikawicca.

              2. re: Splendid Spatula

                I've read about slowcooker ones but have been concerned that my cooker is too big even for the six adults we'll have this weekend. When you reheat, do you add more water or milk or is it fine as is. TIA.

                1. re: c oliver

                  I made s/c oatmeal in a slow cooker overnight with milk, and oy, what a mess to clean. Now I make it with water and add a little half-and-half in my cereal bowl

                  1. re: PesachBenSchlomo

                    Here's the recipe I've saved (from CHOW of all places!). Says to spread a thin film of butter in the s/c to prevent sticking.

                    ETA: Oops, forgot to give the link.


                      1. re: PesachBenSchlomo

                        I wouldn't have thought to do that but when I read it I thought "now that makes a lot of sense."

                      2. re: c oliver

                        I made this last night and it was PERFECT!!!!! I am so impressed. Granted with two cups of oats, eight of water and two plus of milk, it made a lot. We had six adults and the babies ate a little and still have lots leftover. But I'd be willing to cut the recipe in half even for my big SC. And I'll try reheating. I highly recommend.

                        1. re: c oliver

                          I make oatmeal in the Sc most weekends in the winter. Spray the liner with Pam also works just as well. What's not eaten I portion out for weekday mornings at work. I freeze it as well and reheat, not the same, but a quick hot breakfast anytime. Glad yours turned out well. Did you use coconut or regular milk. I usually use water and powdered milk and then add warm milk when I'm eating it.

                          1. re: geminigirl

                            Regular milk. I was really pretty impressed.

                  2. re: Splendid Spatula

                    Does this work with smaller amounts? I want to make only one bowl.