25 Reviews

I can't tell you how many times I've made this recipe. It comes out perfect EVERY time. I use oat bran instead of wheat. We like ours sweet and add sugar with all the ingredients and use craisins instead of raisins. I'll put all the ingredients (less the water) in the rice cooker at night, measure out the water and put in the fridge. Whoever is 1st up just goes in the kitchen, pours in the water and stirs, plugs in the cooker and pushes the Quick Rice button. Mmmm

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Martha wanna-be Melissa May 06, 2010

Fantastic! I've been eating this every weekday morning for the last four weeks and I'm still not tired of it! It's so easy to put together and fun to vary the ingredients. My favorite combo so far is rolled oats, steel cut oats, wheat bran, ground flaxseed, chopped pecans, dried apples and dried cranberries. I double the recipe and it makes enough for five servings throughout the week. Aside from being tasty, it just couldn't get any easier to make--that's my favorite part!

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ladybug810 March 22, 2008

I have a simple on-off rice cooker and this worked beautifully. I used 1/2 milk 1/2 water. Mine was actually done in 18 min. and had begun to stick to the bottom of the pan. I stirred in a little extra milk, brown sugar, and pecans and it's the perfect taste and texture. Thanks Jennny

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ZaarAddict August 15, 2008

This oatmeal came out perfectly & was very easy to make. I wasn't sure if wheat bran was the same as wheat germ, but that was what I had, so I used it. I used dried cranberries & that added a nice flavor. I also used a bit more salt, for personal preference. The oatmeal had good texture, not too creamy. I am going to try doubling the recipe & keep a container in the fridge to scoop some out in the morning to take to work. (Note: I tried making larger batches, but it did not work well. Don't go there.) Thanks, Jenny!

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Judy from Hawaii July 31, 2005

This is a good alternative method to the stove, the oven or the microwave. I have a brand new rice cooker, so I was glad that I came across this. Reading some of the other reviews, mine like wise was done in 15 minutes on the "white rice" setting. I did have a layer "cooked' on the bottom --even having sprayed the cooker with cooking spray --but it came off easily.

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Pam, late bloomer chef April 07, 2010

Made this recipe this morning and it was great. I am new to cooking with a rice cooker and really enjoy it a lot. The oatmeal was very creamy. I will definitely make this again. Thank you for a good recipe.

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FCR Gal October 08, 2007

Wow! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing this. I have been using this method for a year now, and I like to experiment with adding cinnamon, cloves, and nuts. I also add a tablespoon of Splenda to the cooker, and then a sprinkling of brown sugar on top when I serve...Yum!

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Mrs. Brady October 07, 2006

Excellent!! I have been threatening to cook oatmeal in my rice cooker for a long time. Thank You for doing the basic experiment for me ;-} For those of you with a "fuzzy logic" rice cooker that does not have a "porridge" cycle - I had success using the actual cup amounts given in the recipe (not the cup that came with your rice cooker- it tends to be smaller) Cook on the Quick cycle . The cooking time was about 25 minutes (the Quick cycle time on the machine). The oatmeal was quite thick - the way I like it, but you may want to add more water to make it to your liking.

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Freya January 24, 2006

I thought that this was an excellent idea. Mine cooked in 15 min. but i also made alot of changes. I used half milk and half water. I switched the wheat bran for honey to sweeten in and i cooked some fresh peeled orage sections and raisins in it. I also added a dash of cinnamon before cooking. Served with a sprinkle of brown sugar and the rest of the orange on top. The only problem was i wish it made more. thanks for the recipe!!

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Kiddiechef May 19, 2009

Absolutley the best way to make oatmeal. Thank you for posting, my mornings are much easier now.

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Gardening Girl March 25, 2008
Oatmeal Cooked in a Rice Cooker