Oatmeal varieties are named for their cut. Steel-cut oats resemble small pin-heads and take longer to cook than rolled or quick oats. Also called Irish oats, steel-cut oats can take more than 30 minutes to cook on a stove top, but with a pressure cooker, you can reduce this time drastically. Pre-toasting the oats is optional, but it both improves the flavor and shortens the cooking time.
Things You'll Need
- Baking sheet
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- Small stainless steel pot
- Tripod or trivet
- 5 cups water
- 1 tbsp. butter or oil
Optionally toast the oats on an ungreased baking sheet in a preheated 300 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 20 minutes.
Arrange the pot on top of a tripod inside of the pressure cooker.
Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of the pressure cooker, under the stainless steel pot.
Add the toasted or untoasted oats and 4 cups water and the butter or oil to the stainless steel pot.
Bring the pressure cooker according to your manufacturer's instructions to 15 psi.
Begin timing once the pressure reaches 15 psi. Cook the oats for 5 to 6 minutes if they were toasted or 10 to 11 minutes for untoasted steel-cut oats.
Remove the pressure cooker from the heat source and wait for the pressure to naturally lower as the pot cools before removing the lid.
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