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Stovetop Oatmeal

Quick and simple oatmeal recipe. The perfect staple to add your favorite toppings and seasonings.
Bowl of oats served with sliced strawberries.
Cook time: 15 minutes
Makes: 2 cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

2 cups water
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil, then add oats.
  3. Lower heat and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes, or longer for creamier oatmeal.
  4. Stir and serve hot, as is, or with toppings of your choice.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • Topping ideas: fresh, frozen or dried fruit; milk or yogurt; chopped nuts or seeds; cinnamon or other spices. Savory toppings include chopped vegetables and grated cheese.
  • For even creamier oatmeal, stir in more water as you cook it longer.
  • Cooked oatmeal can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • After boiling the water, simmer oatmeal in an electric skillet (Warm to 200 degrees F) or microwave on high for 2 ½ to 3 minutes. You can also make the oatmeal in a rice cooker on the white rice setting.

Comments

We love oatmeal, both sweet with fruit and savory with vegetable and a bit of cheese. 

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