Monday, December 11, 2006

Zojirushi "Zutto" Rice Cooker & Warmer

If you love McCann's steel cut Irish oatmeal (thought by many people to be the best on earth), you probably don't love how long it takes to cook or how hard it is to clean the pan afterwards. You've probably also discovered that the quicker cooking varieties of McCann's are no substitute for the real deal. Luckily there is a brilliant solution to this problem devised by Matt Rosenberg and Kerry Trueman, founders of Eating Liberally, a very cool club and website. It requires a good rice cooker such as a Zojirushi that has a porridge setting. Here's the drill:

Matt and Kerry's Irish oatmeal
2 and 1/2 cups of water
1 cup steel cut Irish oatmeal
A bit of salt to taste

Put your rice cooker on the porridge setting. Set the timer for whenever you want the oatmeal to be done. That's it. If you do this before you go to sleep at night you will wake to the heavenly smell of McCann's in the morning. And, cleaning the pan is a breeze.


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