3 cups water 1 cup steel-cut oats salt–a good pinch
Bring the water to a boil and stir in oats and salt. Return to a boil, then reduce to medium-low heat.
Simmer with the lid slightly ajar, stirring often, adding a little extra water if the pot seems dry, till the porridge is cooked through – 20 minutes for chewy oats or 30 minutes for soft oats.
Sweeten with maple syrup, honey, or sugar as desired. Add fresh and/or dried fruits. Sprinkle with toasted seeds and nuts. Add milk or cream or butter. Many people like cinnamon.
Leftovers keep for week in the fridge and can be microwaved or steamed back to softness.
Some people like to soak the groats overnight before cooking, in which case less water is needed.
Submitted by Eleanor