Healthy Oatmeal Is Easy In Your Rice Cooker

When I first learned that soaking my grains was more healthy than just cooking them right away, I was overwhelmed. The thought of all the work involved. I was also still very tired and lacking energy.

“So now I have to cook all my own food?” “That’s how I’ll recover my health?”

“Great!” "Yikes!"

Well, it wasn't easy for me in the beginning but there’s great news for you.

You get all my tips to make things easier.

Here’s a recipe that allows you to soak your oatmeal for the appropriate amount of time and wake up in the morning to hot cereal perfectly prepared.

“Coffee AND a hot, healthy breakfast anyone?”

Steel-cut Oatmeal

In a 5 ½ cup Zojirushi or Sanyo (with slow-cooker cycle) or a 10-cup Tiger Rice Cooker with a Porridge Cycle

Place in rice-cooker bowl the night before serving

• 1 ¼ cups steel-cut oats

• 3 cups room temperature water

• 2 tablespoons whey, yoghurt, kefir, buttermilk or lemon juice/vinegar if allergic to milk products.

I close the lid and set the rice cooker to the porridge cycle and the timer for morning (at least 7 hours ahead).

When I wake up there is hot cereal ready to eat, perfectly prepared in the old-world traditional way. Who says you can't mix technology with the past?

Everyone can add their own favorite ingredients to individual taste.

I add to mine:

Sea Salt

Honey, Sucanat or maple syrup

Sucanat is like brown sugar (my favorite)

Grated Apple

Grated unsweetened coconut



1 Tablespoon ground flax seeds

Any of these three rice cookers will work to make this oatmeal.

Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 5-1/2-Cup Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker and Warmer, Premium White

Sanyo ECJ-HC55S 5-1/2-Cup Micro-Computerized Rice Cooker and Slow Cooker, White


Recipe with Adaptations from

The Ultimate Rice Cooker Cookbook

and also adapted from Recipe for Breakfast Porridge from

Nourishing Traditions: The Cookbook that Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

These two books have been invaluable in helping me. Both to improve my health and do it more easily. Not to mention tasty!

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