Oat Groats On The Go

by HEAB on January 6, 2011

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Look what Chocolate Covered Katie made for me for my birthday…

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Carob Chip Cookie Dough Babies

Thanks Katie. They are delicious, and that was so thoughtful. Love you. :)

Since my meals are usually pretty rushed these days (Summer seems to always wake up as soon as I sit down to eat), I’ve just been putting grains in the rice cooker early in the morning and grabbing a bowlful whenever I have time. I just keep the cooker on warm, and my cooked grains stay nice and toasty for several hours.

I usually cook brown rice or quinoa for savory dishes such as…

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Brown rice with butter, turkey, and brewer’s yeast

However, today I tried something new…

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A few months back, I bought oat groats to make oatgurt but never got around to it. So, this morning, I decided to try cooking the groats in the rice cooker. I added 3 cups water and a pinch of salt to one cup raw oat groats. A little while later, the house was filled with a slightly sweet aroma, and once the oats were done cooking, I mixed about a cup of them with a little water and some vanilla rice protein powder. I topped the mix with Artisana macadamia nut butter and lots of cinnamon. I loved the cooked oat groats – they were so chewy, although next time, I think I’ll skip the protein powder as this bowl was a little too sweet for me.

Do you own a rice cooker? Mine is an inexpensive one from Target, and I’ve had it for about 10 years. Definitely one of my favorite appliances.