Master Recipe for Rolled (Old-Fashioned) Oatmeal
- 31⁄2 cups water
- 2 cups rolled (old-fashioned) oats
To cook on the stovetop:
Pour water into a medium saucepan; bring to boiling. Stir in oats and
immediately reduce to low. Simmer for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve hot.
To cook in the microwave:
Combine water and oats in a microwave-safe 2-quart bowl. Microwave on high (100 percent power) for 2 to 4 minutes, depending on the power of the microwave. Take care; the bowl may be very hot! Serve hot. Serves 4.
Note: To reduce the glycemic response, add 1tablespoon protein powder to either steel-cut or rolled oatmeal, then cook as directed. If you like, add 1⁄2 cup plain almond milk to the cooked oatmeal for desired texture.