K found this recipe from marthastewart.com for Toasted Oatmeal a while back and we’ve been wanting to try it. “Toasted oatmeal” just sounds good doesn’t it? I was really surprised at how this turned out. The flavors were unexpected. It tasted just like Japanese brown rice tea.
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 cup Irish, Scottish, or any steel-cut oatmeal, or 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
Pinch coarse salt
Melt butter in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat.
Add oatmeal, and toast, tossing and turning oats, until oatmeal is browned and fragrant, about 4 minutes.
Add 4 cups water and salt, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and cook until most of the water has evaporated and the oatmeal is tender, about 30 minutes for the Irish oatmeal and 10 minutes for the old-fashioned rolled oats.
Serve hot with the toppings of your choice.