Basic Oatmeal with Quick-Cooking Rolled Oats

Serves 4
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • - stir-ins, as desired: maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, nuts,
        seeds, dried fruit, fresh fruit and warm milk or half-and-half

In a medium saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. Stir in oats. Reduce heat and simmer 1 min., stirring occasionally. Remove the pan from the heat; cover and let stand 30 sec. before serving to allow the oats to absorb any remaining liquid.

Good to Know: You can also make single servings of this recipe in the microwave. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine 1 cup water, 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats, and a dash of salt. Microwave 1 ½-2 min.; stir before serving.