Go Omega! Rice Cooker Steel Cut Oats (with Flax and Walnuts)

This is a great breakfast! Steel cut oats have a lower glycemic index than instant oats (the kind that you pour hot water over) and they are yummie. You won't even notice an addition of flax meal either. Prepared with flax meal and walnuts, this is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids.

This is easy to do with a cheap rice cooker overnight for a first thing breakfast. Purchase a programmable appliance timer at a home improvement store (ours has an LCD display and you can program for different days of the week, both the "on" and "off" times). Make sure it is capable of handling the right amount of current (i.e. don't get one intended for low wattage like lights or lamps). You can set the oats and the water in the cooker in the evening and plug in, switch the button to "cook" (not warm) after plugging into the appliance timer and outlet.

Combine in a rice cooker and start on "cook" and let it finish the cycle:
1 C steel cut oats
3 C filtered water
1/4 tea salt

In your bowl, combine a portion of cooked oatmeal with:
1-3 TB flax meal
1/4 C walnuts
jam, Frog Hollow fruit conserves, fruit or strawberry sauce (pictured above)

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