Cooking Rye Cereal and Other Cereals
For 5 people:
1 cup dry rye cereal
4 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
Rye cereal, when done by the directions on the box, tends to
thicken quickly. The ratio above is different from what you’ll
find on the box. Though this above ratio will help prevent the
cereal from thickening too quickly, the longer it’s on
the stovetop the greater chance it has for thickening too much.
Cook rye in such a way that it doesn’t
thicken by serve-up time. You may need to add more boiling water
than the suggested amount above if you find it has thickened
before it has been served.
OTHER WHOLE GRAIN CEREALS
While the ratio for rye cereal may not
apply for other whole grain cereals, please make every effort
to make whole grain cereals “soupy” rather than
“gloppy.” In that case, the above instructions for
making rye cereal also apply to other whole grains like rolled
oats, steel cut oats, 5 grain cereal, grits and the like.
Window and Return to Recipe Page