Steel-cut oats in a rice cooker

Someone like me benefits the most from a thoughtfully planned breakfast.  The alternatives often are granola bars and cold cereal.  I never find those satisfying.

Steel-cut oats are satisfying.  However, cooking them on the stove is impractical.  I don’t know why it took me so long to turn to our rice cooker.  It yields consistently good results.  It also saves times because I can load it the night before and have it auto-start in the morning.

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Steel-cut oats in a rice cooker


I’ve scaled everything against the oats.  However, the fundamental ratio is between oats and water.  Everything else you should adjust to your tastes.  I find 80 grams of oats is a good place to start.

  • Steel-cut oats: 100%
  • Water: 450%
  • Butter: 20%
  • Dried strawberries: 25%
  • Salt: 2%
  • Honey: 50%


  1. Pour all ingredients into the rice cooker.
  2. Turn on the rice cooker.  If your rice cooker has a programmable start feature, you can use that as well.
  3. When cooking is complete, thin with water (or some dairy product) as necessary.  Correct seasoning.


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