Soluble fiber from oatmeal, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. One serving of oatmeal supplies 2 grams of the 3 grams of beta-glucan soluble fiber necessary per day to have this effect.
Oatmeal is a low saturated fat, sodium free, cholesterol free food, and a good source of fiber. Contains 2.5 g of total fat per serving.
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Mixing Directions for Irish Porridge:
Into four cups of briskly boiling water sprinkle one cup of oatmeal, stirring well. When the porridge is smooth and beginning to thicken, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Traditionally served with fresh buttermilk, Irish porridge is also good with milk or cream and brown or honey, or with butter.
Short Cut Method to Steel Cut Oats:
Boil four cups of water in a pot. Add 1 cup of steel cut oats and simmer 1 minute. Cover pot and store overnight in refrigerator. The next morning cook the oatmeal on low for 9-12 minutes; stirring occasionally. This recipe prepares 4 servings. For thicker oatmeal, use less water.
100% whole grain Irish oats