Under 30 Minutes
Rolled oats, made by heating and pressing hulled grains, are sold as old-fashioned, quick-cooking, and instant. Steel-cut oats (also known as Irish) are made by chopping toasted grains into small pieces.
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- 4 tablespoons dried cherries
In a medium (3-quart) saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Stir in salt and oats. Reduce heat to medium; cook until oatmeal is tender and creamy, stirring often, about 8 minutes.
Remove from heat. Stir in heavy cream. Divide oatmeal among four bowls; top each serving with 1/2 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon each syrup and cherries, as desired. Serve immediately.
SourceEveryday Food, March 2004