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Cook Oatmeal in a Pressure Cooker
Along with cooking most foods, a highly versatile new generation pressure cooker also cooks oatmeal quickly and easily. (How are new pressure cookers different from mom's old pressure cooker?) Oatmeal is great for breakfast—filling and nutritious unlike fattening sugary boxed cereals. When using the pot-in-pot method of cooking oatmeal in a pressure cooker, the oatmeal doesn't need any stirring and won't stick to the pot. Here are the directions:
The pot-in-pot method is very easy to use. You'll need a heat-proof pot (or bowl) that fits inside your pressure cooker. A stainless steel pot is a good choice. Pour 1 cup (250 ml) of water into the bottom of the pressure cooker. Place the trivet (tripod) in the pressure cooker and, if necessary to support the stainless steel pot, the steamer basket. The stainless steel pot containing the oats is now put on top of the trivet or steamer basket.
What Goes in the Pot?
The oatmeal, water (in addition to the 1 cup of water that is in the pressure cooker itself) and any additions go in the stainless steel pot. The following table shows the quantities of oatmeal, water and cooking time. Raisins are an excellent addition and can be added to the oatmeal before the oatmeal is cooked in the pressure cooker.
Table: Oatmeal Cooking Times for 15 psi Pressure Cookers
||Approximate Water Quantity
||Approximate Cooking Time
|Quick-Cooking Oatmeal (rolled)||250 ml (1 cup)||400 ml (1 2/3 cups)||6|
|Steel Cut Oatmeal||250 ml (1 cup)||500 ml (2 cup)||6|
Use the natural release method after the cooking time has elapsed. To use the natural release method, remove the pressure cooker from the hot burner and let the pressure drop by cooling down naturally (just let the pressure cooker sit). Once the pressure has dropped, mix in blueberries, if you like, and serve.
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