3 cups water
1 tsp kosher salt
1 cup steel cut oats
1 tsp red chili flakes
2 tbsp shredded parmesan
2 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
This step is optional: In a heavy sauce pan over medium heat, toast the oats for 2 minutes until they begin to smell nutty. remove oats from pan and set aside.
Bring water and salt to a boil then add oats. reduce heat to a light simmer. cover and cook oats for 10 to 20 minutes depending on how chewy you like your cereal. stir occasionally. Remove from heat and let stand covered for a couple minutes. In a second small pot lightly steam the spinach until just beginning to wilt. stir chili flakes, parmesan, and spinach leaves into the oats.
yields: 4 servings