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How not to cook oatmeal: these mistakes will ruin your porridge

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Oatmeal with herbs
Oatmeal with herbs. Source: klopotenko.com

Oatmeal is an ideal dish for breakfast, lunch, and even dinner. It can be prepared with berries, jam, as well as with salty cheeses, spices, sun-dried tomatoes, herbs, and spices.

How to cook oatmeal correctly

The FoodOboz editorial team shares with you useful tips from culinary experts on how to cook oatmeal to make it delicious. And how not to make it lose its beneficial properties.

Flattened oatmeal with poached egg

1. Cooking porridge for an insufficient amount of time

Cooks say that oatmeal should not be steamed, but rather cooked for about 5-10 minutes after boiling water.

Oatmeal with sun-dried tomatoes

2. Do not stir the porridge while cooking

Oatmeal must be stirred during cooking to make it healthy and tasty. It is very important to stir for at least 45 seconds, and you need to do this several times.

3. Add the porridge to boiling water

Oatmeal with cherries

Do not add cereal to boiling water, as it will lose its beneficial properties and may not be tasty or homogeneous. The best way is to add oatmeal to water that has just boiled, so the porridge will be creamy, smooth, and tasty.

4. Do not salt the porridge

Oatmeal must be salted, as salt will bring out its flavor. It is very important to know that you need to salt the porridge at the beginning of cooking, and if you salt the porridge at the end, it may be too salty and not tasty.

Oatmeal with berries

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