Hot Cereal - Steel Cut Oats 

Little tender but chewy bits of oats. Sweet and satisfying.

Oats for 4 people~
2 c steel cut oats with just a spoonful of yogurt and water to cover by an inch. Leave on counter overnight.

In the morning rinse the oats well in a colander. Boil
3 c water with
1 scant t salt

Add oats and return it to a boil. Lower heat or turn it off (depending on how quickly you want it to cook) and stir to make sure it is not sticking to the bottom. Cover and let it absorb the water and become soft. The steel cut oats retain some of their chew and don't lose their shape and turn to 'mush' like other grains do. They take about 10-15 minutes to cook.

You can leave it warm for an hour or so without it ruining its texture. Good for folks who are coming through the kitchen at different times!
Basic ratio oats to water:
1 c dry oats, soaked overnight to
1 1/2 c boiling water

~NOT SOAKED basic ratio
1 c steel cut oats
3 c water
1/2 t salt
Cook 10-20 minutes.
I usually use a little less oats or less water because I like them to be quite 'al dente'.

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