Starting the day with a healthy, filling breakfast is essential to get through the day with energy and without hunger pangs. Oatmeal is one of the BEST foods you can have in the mornings to achieve this. I bet you didn’t know that you could cook oats in a rice cooker?

Sure, oatmeal isn’t a difficult meal to cook. But there’s nothing worse than soggy microwaved oats or preservative-filled quick cook packets. ¬†With a rice cooker you can use steel-cut oats or thick cut rolled oats which are healthier than processed oats.

Cooking your porridge in a rice cooker is also a really effective way of feeding large groups of hungry people. If you’ve got a large rice cooker, whipping up a big batch of oatmeal for breakfast has never been easier.¬†Most rice cookers today have a porridge mode so it really couldn’t be easier.

You can even set your oats on a delayed timer before you head to bed so you can fresh hot oats ready for your breakfast in the morning!

Here’s how to make oats in a rice cooker:


  • 1 part oatmeal
  • 3 parts water
  • Pinch of salt (essential for cooking porridge)
  • A dash of cinnamon (you could also use vanilla)


Add all the ingredients to your rice cooker. Whether you use a standard cup measure (250mls) or the one provided with your rice cooker, it doesn’t matter so long as the ratio is 1:3 oats to water.

Set your rice cooker to porridge mode and walk away! In about 45 minutes you’ll have a perfect batch of oatmeal ready and waiting for you. Just add a splash of milk and your desired toppings. We like to serve ours with coconut sugar sprinkled across the top.