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The Sparrow here…Poor Sparrow is on a very tight budget these days. I love to eat delicious food, but recently have found that difficult given my meager means. This is where the good fellows at Pinch Spice Market come in.
Recently I tasked them to help with my morning meal. I was looking for something that I could eat every day, was easy to prepare, allowed for some variance and cost me very little. So here is what Shoebocks and Mike came up with…
Oatmeal in a Rice Cooker
Knowing that the Sparrow isn’t the most talented cook in the world, and that the Sparrow needed things to be kept simple, they developed a recipe that could be made in a rice cooker.
These days most of the things that I cook are done this way, so it seemed perfect to me. Here is the method that they gave to the sparrow.
- Measure 1 cup of steel cut oats into the bowl of a rice cooker,
- Add 3 cups of water add a pinch of salt.
- Allow this to soak overnight in the rice cooker.
- When you wake up turn on the rice cooker for a normal cooking cycle.
- Cooking time varies by rice cooker but it should take about 30 minutes.
- When complete add some brown sugar to taste, and a round teaspoon of Garam Masala.
I was a little skeptical about putting an Indian spice in my oatmeal, but the method seemed good. Plus they convinced me by letting me smell the Garam Masala. So I left the store with a bag of Garam Masala in hand.
I followed the instructions and can you believe it, a wonderful breakfast. The recipe made enough for 2 bowls, so I will either cut it in half or just save the rest for the following morning.
I am so inspired I might try adding some different ingredients, although the Garam Masala really does hit the spot. A very subtle spice flavor initially that lends it self to some complexity as you eat the oatmeal.
This method was great and really fit the bill for what I was after; easy, quick, and delicious. This is probably the best oatmeal I have ever eaten, certainly the best I have ever cooked. All of this makes for a very happy and slightly less poor Sparrow.