Steel cut oats are the secret to the firmer, heartier texture of this cereal. Steel cut oats are readily available through most supermarkets and health food stores.
2 1/2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup steel cut oats
1/4 cup millet
Half-and-half or milk for accompaniment
- In a medium saucepan, add water and salt. Bring to a boil then stir in oats and millet. Reduce heat to low. Cover and allow to cook, simmering gently, for 15 to 20 minutes until grain is tender and water is absorbed. It is not necessary to stir the oatmeal as it is cooking.
- Spoon into serving bowls and top with raisins, dried cranberries and almonds and drizzle with half-and-half or milk.
Makes 3 to 4 servings.