Oatmeal cooked in water?!

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    Sep 06, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    Really? Really? Do people actually cook oatmeal with water? When I lives in Ukraine it was always with milk.
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    Sep 06, 2012 5:18 PM GMT
    The traditional Scottish method is just oats, water and a pinch of salt. Bit austere for my taste.
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    Sep 06, 2012 5:19 PM GMT
    I usually cook oatmeal in water then add a splash of milk when it's done.
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    Sep 06, 2012 5:23 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidThe traditional Scottish method is just oats, water and a pinch of salt. Bit austere for my taste.

    Pretty much.
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    Sep 06, 2012 5:26 PM GMT
    When I studied in Russia, I pretty much lived off kukuruznaya krupa and various types of kashas icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 06, 2012 5:26 PM GMT
    It's also really good if you add an egg, a small chopped onion, about a cop of celery chopped, a handful of chopped mushrooms, salt, pepper, and a pound of ground beef to a cup of dry oatmeal. Mix it well and form it into a loaf. Bake at 350F until 160F. Cool for 10 minutes and eat. Probably teh best oatmeal recipe I know.
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    Sep 06, 2012 5:27 PM GMT
    nicodegallo saidWhen I studied in Russia, I pretty much lived off kukuruznaya krupa and various types of kashas icon_biggrin.gif

    Really? Russians don't eat much corn.
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    Sep 06, 2012 5:29 PM GMT
    Aress saidReally? Really? Do people actually cook oatmeal with water? When I lives in Ukraine it was always with milk.

    The american way is with either I prefer water myself.
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    Sep 06, 2012 5:31 PM GMT
    I undercook steel cut oats in water to al dente but at the very end I add about a tablespoon of the half&half I keep for coffee which thickens the porridge and makes it creamy. Either that or maybe 1/2 teaspoon of butter with some brown sugar or honey in the last minutes of cooking.
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    Sep 06, 2012 5:31 PM GMT
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    Aress saidReally? Really? Do people actually cook oatmeal with water? When I lives in Ukraine it was always with milk.

    The american way is with either I prefer water myself.

    I'm still experiencing culture shock.
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    Sep 06, 2012 5:32 PM GMT
    ya I use water! for both rolled and steel cut oats
    I just add things to it once it's cooked icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 06, 2012 5:32 PM GMT
    Culture shock for me was watching a Russian guy use a jar of mayonnaise for pasta sauce...
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    Sep 06, 2012 5:37 PM GMT
    Aress said
    nicodegallo saidWhen I studied in Russia, I pretty much lived off kukuruznaya krupa and various types of kashas icon_biggrin.gif

    Really? Russians don't eat much corn.


    Kasha has excellent flavor, scent and texture. I love it plain and also I do it in traditional Jewish fashion with bow tie noodles (kasha varnishkas) and also a refreshing salad with diced veggies mixed into it. The salad is good as is or even with a sprinkling of raspberry vinaigrette.
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    Sep 06, 2012 5:57 PM GMT
    Aress saidReally? Really? Do people actually cook oatmeal with water? When I lives in Ukraine it was always with milk.


    It's healthier to cook it in water.
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    Sep 06, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
    I actually prefer mine raw with raisins and skim milk.. it does wonders for my skin!.. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 06, 2012 6:07 PM GMT
    BornJuly4th said
    Aress saidReally? Really? Do people actually cook oatmeal with water? When I lives in Ukraine it was always with milk.


    It's healthier to cook it in water.

    If you're talking about lactose, I can digest very well.
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    Sep 06, 2012 6:10 PM GMT
    I cook mine in water, add a splash of milk and a tbsp of honey. Perfection.
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    Sep 06, 2012 6:16 PM GMT
    Oatmeal, cinnamon, raisins, water, cook, then milk and cottage cheese.
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    Sep 06, 2012 7:29 PM GMT
    I have it uncooked with cinnamon, a few sultanas, a teaspoon of stevia, either with light milk or just water depending on my mood and availability of said milk.

    It has been the best diet tip I have every taken (though now it is a way of life)
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    Sep 06, 2012 7:38 PM GMT
    Stuttershock saidI have it uncooked with cinnamon, a few sultanas, a teaspoon of stevia, either with light milk or just water depending on my mood and availability of said milk.

    It has been the best diet tip I have every taken (though now it is a way of life)


    a few sultanas...
    1. a small, seedless raisin.

    2. a wife or a concubine of a sultan.

    3. a sister, daughter, or mother of a sultan.

    4. a mistress, especially of a king or other royal personage.



    you do mean the first definition, right?
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    Sep 06, 2012 7:40 PM GMT
    I use a double boiler.... put an inch of water in the bottom turn on high till it boils then to 3. In the top i put the oatmeal with a hand full of raisins. Add water till it just covers it. Let it cook for 15min. then it's just like a muffin ... let cool a little and add your ground up flax seed or bee pollen. Mmmmmm
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    Sep 06, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    Justim said
    Stuttershock saidI have it uncooked with cinnamon, a few sultanas, a teaspoon of stevia, either with light milk or just water depending on my mood and availability of said milk.

    It has been the best diet tip I have every taken (though now it is a way of life)


    a few sultanas...
    1. a small, seedless raisin.

    2. a wife or a concubine of a sultan.

    3. a sister, daughter, or mother of a sultan.

    4. a mistress, especially of a king or other royal personage.



    you do mean the first definition, right?


    Haha, I get it, make fun of the foreign guy... Just because I add a few concubines to my breakfast is no reason to poke fun.
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    Sep 06, 2012 7:49 PM GMT
    I usually cook oatmeal with milk, and then sweeten it with maple syrup.
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    Sep 06, 2012 7:55 PM GMT
    I also like to cook rice and grits in broth &/or tea for a healthy flavorful boost!
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    Sep 06, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    Down here it's done either way. I growing up on a farm it was always with milk. I can do either, with a dollop of honey and some berrys; after all it's only porridge.