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Cold Grain Cereal

Servings 3 cups
Author Molly Patrick

Ingredients

Instant Pot Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup steel cut oats (45 g)
  • 1/4 cup black rice (50 g / can sub brown rice)
  • 1/4 cup toasted buckwheat (aka Kasha / 45 g)
  • 1/4 cup brown or green lentils (50 g)
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Stove Top Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup steel cut oats (45 g)
  • 1/4 cup black rice (50 g / can sub brown rice)
  • 1/4 cup toasted buckwheat (aka Kasha / 45 g)
  • 1/4 cup brown or green lentils (50 g)
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions

  1. Place the oats, rice, buckwheat, and lentils into a mixing bowl and cover with water. Soak for an hour and up to overnight. When you're ready to cook your grains, transfer the grains to a fine mesh strainer and rinse well with water. Tap the strainer against the sink to remove as much excess water as possible.

  2. Press the saute setting on your Instant Pot and heat up the inner pot for 2 minutes. Transfer the rinsed grains to the Instant Pot and saute for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

  3. Turn off the Instant Pot and add the water. Stir, and then lock the lid into place, making sure the nozzle is in the sealing position.

  4. Use the Manual (or Pressure Cooking) mode and set the timer for 12 minutes. Use the natural release method when the timer goes off.

  5. Remove the lid and add the vanilla. Cool to room temperature, then store in your fridge in one container, or separate portions (see video).

  6. When you’re ready to eat, put some cold porridge in your bowl and mash it with a potato masher until there are no clumps.

  7. Add some chopped apple, raspberries (or any type of berry), sliced banana, chopped walnuts, and raisins. Pour some unsweetened non-dairy milk on top and dive in.

  8. Watch your craving for cold cereal disappear!

Stove Top Instructions

  1. Place the oats, rice, buckwheat, and lentils into a mixing bowl and cover with water. Soak for an hour and up to overnight. When you're ready to cook your grains, transfer the grains to a fine mesh strainer and rinse well with water. Tap the strainer against the sink to remove as much excess water as possible.

  2. Heat up a large pot for 2 minutes on medium, then transfer the rinsed grains to the pot and saute for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

  3. Add the water, stir, and then place a lid on the pot at an angle. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring often, so that things don’t start to stick to the bottom of the pot.

  4. Turn off the heat, add the vanilla, stir and allow to cool. Store in your fridge in one container, or separate portions (see video).

  5. When you’re ready to eat, put some cold porridge in your bowl and mash it with a potato masher until there are no clumps.

  6. Add some chopped apple, raspberries (or any type of berry), sliced banana, chopped walnuts, and raisins. Pour some unsweetened non-dairy milk on top and dive in.

  7. Watch your craving for cold cereal disappear!

Recipe Notes

For the toppings, any combination of fruit and nuts or seeds will work. Get creative and find your groove, just make sure you add lots of toppings that have different textures, that’s key for making this super satisfying!