To cook oats on the stove, first bring twice the amount of water and ⅛ teaspoon salt to a boil. Then, reduce the heat and add the oats. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent the oats from sticking. After 5 minutes, sample the oatmeal, and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes if the oats are too hard for your liking. finally, take out the oatmeal in a bowl and let it cool for 1 minute before eating. For instructions on making oatmeal in a microwave or rice cooker, read on.
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