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    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default What is the slime from oats?

    I make the oats that cook in 5 minutes. I like this cereal but there is
    always this slimy stuff at the bottom of the pot. What is this slimy
    stuff? Does anyone know?

    TIA
    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

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    Pete C. Guest

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    Janet Wilder wrote:
    >
    > I make the oats that cook in 5 minutes. I like this cereal but there is
    > always this slimy stuff at the bottom of the pot. What is this slimy
    > stuff? Does anyone know?


    Cooked starch.

    I only use the "old fashioned" long cooking oatmeal, I cook it for about
    1:30-2:00 in the microwave (depends on summer / winter tap water temp),
    which probably is undercooked, but I like it that way with some texture
    and firmness left to the oatmeal.

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    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    "Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4b905c9d$0$25252$[email protected]..
    >I make the oats that cook in 5 minutes. I like this cereal but there is
    >always this slimy stuff at the bottom of the pot. What is this slimy stuff?
    >Does anyone know?
    >
    > TIA
    > --
    > Janet Wilder
    > Way-the-heck-south Texas
    > Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

    Starch. There shouldn't be any separate starch in your oatmeal if cooked
    and stirred properly. Try starting your oats in cold water, bring to a
    boil, simmer until thick, stir and let sit for a couple of minutes. Stir
    again and serve.
    Janet



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    Stu Guest

    Default Re: What is the slime from oats?

    On Thu, 4 Mar 2010 19:36:32 -0700, "Janet Bostwick"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:4b905c9d$0$25252$[email protected]. .
    >>I make the oats that cook in 5 minutes. I like this cereal but there is
    >>always this slimy stuff at the bottom of the pot. What is this slimy stuff?
    >>Does anyone know?
    >>
    >> TIA
    >> --
    >> Janet Wilder
    >> Way-the-heck-south Texas
    >> Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

    >Starch. There shouldn't be any separate starch in your oatmeal if cooked
    >and stirred properly. Try starting your oats in cold water, bring to a
    >boil, simmer until thick, stir and let sit for a couple of minutes. Stir
    >again and serve.
    >Janet
    >


    What Janet mentioned to do is ex actually what I do most mornings and
    never get anything slimy

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    Jared Guest

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    On Mar 4, 8:19*pm, Janet Wilder <kelliepoo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > I make the oats that cook in 5 minutes. I like this cereal but there is
    > always this slimy stuff at the bottom of the pot. What is this slimy
    > stuff? *Does anyone know?


    If you don't like it, take non-quick-cooking oats (or steel cut) and
    cook them like spaghetti - e.g. in lots of water until they're tender
    (al dente) - and then dump the extra starch / water down the drain.
    They will cook slower than quick oats, but faster than the usual
    method of just barely enough water.

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    Janet Wilder Guest

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    Thanks to everyone. I was just following the directions on the box. If
    it is extra starch, I think I'd rather it goes to the bottom of the pot
    than onto my hips. :-)

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

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    Janet Bostwick Guest

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    "Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4b9116ad$0$15760$[email protected]..
    >
    > Thanks to everyone. I was just following the directions on the box. If it
    > is extra starch, I think I'd rather it goes to the bottom of the pot than
    > onto my hips. :-)
    >
    > --
    > Janet Wilder
    > Way-the-heck-south Texas
    > Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

    It is impossible to separate starch, water, nutrients and vitamins in this
    case. I assume that you are eating the oats for some health benefit. Don't
    dump the baby out with the bath water. Stir everything together as it is
    supposed to be. You wouldn't throw out all the stuff that settles to the
    bottom of the pot when you make soup, would you?
    Janet



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    WTF Guest

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    On Fri, 05 Mar 2010 08:33:25 -0600, Janet Wilder
    <kelliepoodle@yahoo.[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >Thanks to everyone. I was just following the directions on the box. If
    >it is extra starch, I think I'd rather it goes to the bottom of the pot
    >than onto my hips. :-)


    Oh Pleasssseeeeeeee, you look wonderful Darlinggggggg

    )

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    maxine in ri Guest

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    On Mar 5, 9:43*am, "Janet Bostwick" <nos...@nospam.net> wrote:
    > "Janet Wilder" <kelliepoo...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:4b9116ad$0$15760$[email protected]..
    >
    > > Thanks to everyone. *I was just following the directions on the box. If it
    > > is extra starch, I think I'd rather it goes to the bottom of the pot than
    > > onto my hips. :-)

    >
    > > Janet Wilder
    > > Way-the-heck-south Texas
    > > Spelling doesn't count. *Cooking does.

    >
    > It is impossible to separate starch, water, nutrients and vitamins in this
    > case. *I assume that you are eating the oats for some health benefit. *Don't
    > dump the baby out with the bath water. *Stir everything together as it is
    > supposed to be. *You wouldn't throw out all the stuff that settles to the
    > bottom of the pot when you make soup, would you?
    > Janet


    I don't eat breakfast until I get to work, so to avoid a rush in the
    morning, I'll fix my oatmeal at night. Old fashioned oats, milk, a
    pinch of salt, a ton of cinnamon, and some applesauce. Overnight, it
    absorbs most of the liquid, so I'll add a little water before nuking
    it for a minute.

    I end up with hot cereal that's a little al dente, which is
    surprisingly pleasant.. And no goo at the bottom of the bowl.

    maxine in ri
    Sneezy, Sleepy, Dopey, Coughy--Hey Snow White! Call back your dwarves!

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    Dan Abel Guest

    Default Re: What is the slime from oats?

    In article <4b905c9d$0$25252$[email protected]>,
    Janet Wilder <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I make the oats that cook in 5 minutes. I like this cereal but there is
    > always this slimy stuff at the bottom of the pot. What is this slimy
    > stuff? Does anyone know?


    My wife and I have been eating oatmeal every morning for a few weeks.
    I've never been a breakfast eater, but I take insulin, and I need to
    eat. So we argue. I always win, because I make it. She says that it's
    5 minute oatmeal. Well, that's fine, but it takes 20 minutes, and
    that's that. I cook it for 10 minutes and then it sits for 10 minutes.
    At the end of 5 minutes, there's all this slimy liquid at the bottom.
    At 10 minutes there is less, but still some. At the end of 20 minutes,
    there is *no* liquid, just oatmeal. I stir it a couple or three times
    during the cooking. It needs to be on very low heat during cooking, or
    it sticks. A lid for the last 10 minutes helps keep the heat in.

    --
    Dan Abel
    Petaluma, California USA
    [email protected]

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    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: What is the slime from oats?

    Janet Wilder <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > I was just following the directions on the box. If
    >it is extra starch, I think I'd rather it goes to the bottom of the pot
    >than onto my hips. :-)


    That slime is not starch, it's over cooked oat bran, which is water
    soluable. I think oat bran goes to your breasts and makes em sag to
    your hips. LOL

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    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]> ,
    "Janet Bostwick" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:4b9116ad$0$15760$[email protected]..
    > >
    > > Thanks to everyone. I was just following the directions on the box. If it
    > > is extra starch, I think I'd rather it goes to the bottom of the pot than
    > > onto my hips. :-)
    > >
    > > --
    > > Janet Wilder
    > > Way-the-heck-south Texas
    > > Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

    > It is impossible to separate starch, water, nutrients and vitamins in this
    > case. I assume that you are eating the oats for some health benefit. Don't
    > dump the baby out with the bath water. Stir everything together as it is
    > supposed to be. You wouldn't throw out all the stuff that settles to the
    > bottom of the pot when you make soup, would you?
    > Janet


    Try Oat Bran. Supposed to be healthy for the arteries and it really does
    make a delicious cereal. I used to eat it every morning for breakfast.
    Made it in the microwave and served it with home made fat free yogurt.
    I only quit eating it when I went low carb. <sigh> I miss it.
    --
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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    Janet wrote:

    > Thanks to everyone. I was just following the directions on the box. If it
    > is extra starch, I think I'd rather it goes to the bottom of the pot than
    > onto my hips. :-)


    You mean you don't want to be callipygian (like Nigella Lawson)? :-)

    Bob


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    Jared Guest

    Default Re: What is the slime from oats?

    On Mar 5, 9:43*am, "Janet Bostwick" <nos...@nospam.net> wrote:
    > "Janet Wilder" <kelliepoo...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    >
    > news:4b9116ad$0$15760$[email protected]..
    >
    > > Thanks to everyone. *I was just following the directions on the box. If it
    > > is extra starch, I think I'd rather it goes to the bottom of the pot than
    > > onto my hips. :-)

    >
    > > --
    > > Janet Wilder
    > > Way-the-heck-south Texas
    > > Spelling doesn't count. *Cooking does.

    >
    > It is impossible to separate starch, water, nutrients and vitamins in this
    > case. *I assume that you are eating the oats for some health benefit. *Don't
    > dump the baby out with the bath water.


    That doesn't make any sense. Unless there are vitamins sprayed onto
    the oats, you're not losing anything. Nobody worries about losing
    vitamins when they drain spaghetti. The only reason people worry about
    rice is because rice has vitamins added to it.



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    Food SnobŪ Guest

    Default Re: What is the slime from oats?

    On Mar 4, 10:57*pm, Stu <ad...@foodforu.ca> wrote:
    > On Thu, 4 Mar 2010 19:36:32 -0700, "Janet Bostwick"
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > <nos...@nospam.net> wrote:
    >
    > >"Janet Wilder" <kelliepoo...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > >news:4b905c9d$0$25252$[email protected]. .
    > >>I make the oats that cook in 5 minutes. I like this cereal but there is
    > >>always this slimy stuff at the bottom of the pot. What is this slimy stuff?
    > >>Does anyone know?

    >
    > >> TIA
    > >> --
    > >> Janet Wilder
    > >> Way-the-heck-south Texas
    > >> Spelling doesn't count. *Cooking does.

    > >Starch. *There shouldn't be any separate starch in your oatmeal if cooked
    > >and stirred properly. *Try starting your oats in cold water, bring to a
    > >boil, simmer until thick, stir and let sit for a couple of minutes. *Stir
    > >again and serve.
    > >Janet

    >
    > What Janet mentioned to do is ex actually what I do most mornings and
    > never get anything slimy


    It is "ex actually" what you do?

    --Bryan

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    oz Guest

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    On Mar 5, 1:21*pm, Dan Abel <da...@sonic.net> wrote:
    > In article <4b905c9d$0$25252$c3e8...@news.astraweb.com>,
    > *Janet Wilder <kelliepoo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I make the oats that cook in 5 minutes. I like this cereal but there is
    > > always this slimy stuff at the bottom of the pot. What is this slimy
    > > stuff? *Does anyone know?

    >
    > My wife and I have been eating oatmeal every morning for a few weeks. *
    > I've never been a breakfast eater, but I take insulin, and I need to
    > eat. *So we argue. *I always win, because I make it. *She says thatit's
    > 5 minute oatmeal. *Well, that's fine, but it takes 20 minutes, and
    > that's that. *I cook it for 10 minutes and then it sits for 10 minutes.*
    > At the end of 5 minutes, there's all this slimy liquid at the bottom. *
    > At 10 minutes there is less, but still some. *At the end of 20 minutes,
    > there is *no* liquid, just oatmeal. *I stir it a couple or three times
    > during the cooking. *It needs to be on very low heat during cooking, or
    > it sticks. *A lid for the last 10 minutes helps keep the heat in.
    >
    > --
    > Dan Abel
    > Petaluma, California USA
    > da...@sonic.net


    The benefits of oat bran over just oat meal is significant, in so far
    as the lowering of cholesterol is concerned, as well as the overall
    quantity of food. I cook Hodgins nearly every morning. It has
    lowered my cholesterol from 299 to 107. The lowest reading I ever got
    was 96. Just one-quarter cup has 3 grams of soluble fiber from oat
    bran, which has the greatest concentration that I have ever seen in
    any other hot cereal, and certainly over any dry cereal.
    It's the soluble fiber which absorbs the fats which one eats.

    After two minutes in the microwave, I usually add some raisins and zap
    it for another two minutes. I then add about a teaspoon of Benecol, a
    packet of Splenda and some brown sugar. I dilute with low fat milk as
    I eat. If available, I'll add strawberries or whatever is around that
    catches my attention. I love it, and apparently it loves me. As the
    day goes by, I eat whatever I want......and let the oat bran do its
    work of extracting out the nasty stuff in the desserts, etc., that I
    consume.

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    Steve Pope Guest

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    Food SnobŪ <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Mar 4, 10:57*pm, Stu <ad...@foodforu.ca> wrote:


    >> What Janet mentioned to do is ex actually what I do most mornings and
    >> never get anything slimy


    >It is "ex actually" what you do?


    Ex actually. Fo show.

    S.

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    JonquilJan Guest

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    "oz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    On Mar 5, 1:21 pm, Dan Abel <da...@sonic.net> wrote:
    > In article <4b905c9d$0$25252$c3e8...@news.astraweb.com>,
    > Janet Wilder <kelliepoo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I make the oats that cook in 5 minutes. I like this cereal but there is
    > > always this slimy stuff at the bottom of the pot. What is this slimy
    > > stuff? Does anyone know?

    >
    > My wife and I have been eating oatmeal every morning for a few weeks.
    > I've never been a breakfast eater, but I take insulin, and I need to
    > eat. So we argue. I always win, because I make it. She says that it's
    > 5 minute oatmeal. Well, that's fine, but it takes 20 minutes, and
    > that's that. I cook it for 10 minutes and then it sits for 10 minutes.
    > At the end of 5 minutes, there's all this slimy liquid at the bottom.
    > At 10 minutes there is less, but still some. At the end of 20 minutes,
    > there is *no* liquid, just oatmeal. I stir it a couple or three times
    > during the cooking. It needs to be on very low heat during cooking, or
    > it sticks. A lid for the last 10 minutes helps keep the heat in.
    >
    > --
    > Dan Abel
    > Petaluma, California USA
    > da...@sonic.net


    The benefits of oat bran over just oat meal is significant, in so far
    as the lowering of cholesterol is concerned, as well as the overall
    quantity of food. I cook Hodgins nearly every morning. It has
    lowered my cholesterol from 299 to 107. The lowest reading I ever got
    was 96. Just one-quarter cup has 3 grams of soluble fiber from oat
    bran, which has the greatest concentration that I have ever seen in
    any other hot cereal, and certainly over any dry cereal.
    It's the soluble fiber which absorbs the fats which one eats.

    After two minutes in the microwave, I usually add some raisins and zap
    it for another two minutes. I then add about a teaspoon of Benecol, a
    packet of Splenda and some brown sugar. I dilute with low fat milk as
    I eat. If available, I'll add strawberries or whatever is around that
    catches my attention. I love it, and apparently it loves me. As the
    day goes by, I eat whatever I want......and let the oat bran do its
    work of extracting out the nasty stuff in the desserts, etc., that I
    consume.

    Just curious. Why do you use both Splenda and brown sugar?

    JonquilJan

    Learn something new every day
    As long as you are learning, you are living
    When you stop learning, you start dying



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    oz Guest

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    On Mar 8, 4:06*pm, "JonquilJan" <war...@imcnet.net> wrote:
    > "oz" <wizardryofoz...@webtv.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:[email protected]...
    > On Mar 5, 1:21 pm, Dan Abel <da...@sonic.net> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > In article <4b905c9d$0$25252$c3e8...@news.astraweb.com>,
    > > Janet Wilder <kelliepoo...@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > I make the oats that cook in 5 minutes. I like this cereal but there is
    > > > always this slimy stuff at the bottom of the pot. What is this slimy
    > > > stuff? Does anyone know?

    >
    > > My wife and I have been eating oatmeal every morning for a few weeks.
    > > I've never been a breakfast eater, but I take insulin, and I need to
    > > eat. So we argue. I always win, because I make it. She says that it's
    > > 5 minute oatmeal. Well, that's fine, but it takes 20 minutes, and
    > > that's that. I cook it for 10 minutes and then it sits for 10 minutes.
    > > At the end of 5 minutes, there's all this slimy liquid at the bottom.
    > > At 10 minutes there is less, but still some. At the end of 20 minutes,
    > > there is *no* liquid, just oatmeal. I stir it a couple or three times
    > > during the cooking. It needs to be on very low heat during cooking, or
    > > it sticks. A lid for the last 10 minutes helps keep the heat in.

    >
    > > --
    > > Dan Abel
    > > Petaluma, California USA
    > > da...@sonic.net

    >
    > The benefits of oat bran over just oat meal is significant, in so far
    > as the lowering of cholesterol is concerned, as well as the overall
    > quantity of food. *I cook Hodgins nearly every morning. *It has
    > lowered my cholesterol from 299 to 107. *The lowest reading I ever got
    > was 96. *Just one-quarter cup has 3 grams of soluble fiber from oat
    > bran, which has the greatest concentration that I have ever seen in
    > any other hot cereal, and certainly over any dry cereal.
    > It's the soluble fiber which absorbs the fats which one eats.
    >
    > After two minutes in the microwave, I usually add some raisins and zap
    > it for another two minutes. *I then add about a teaspoon of Benecol, a
    > packet of Splenda and some brown sugar. *I dilute with low fat milk as
    > I eat. *If available, I'll add strawberries or whatever is around that
    > catches my attention. *I love it, and apparently it loves me. As the
    > day goes by, I eat whatever I want......and let the oat bran do its
    > work of extracting out the nasty stuff in the desserts, etc., that I
    > consume.
    >
    > Just curious. *Why do you use both Splenda and brown sugar?
    >
    > JonquilJan
    >
    > Learn something new every day
    > As long as you are learning, you are living
    > When you stop learning, you start dying- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    I like it sweetened, but I hate putting too much real sugar in it,
    calorie-wise. At the same time, I like the taste of the oat bran with
    the brown sugar. I guess it's my own way of compromising the taste
    with the calories.

  20. #20
    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: What is the slime from oats?

    oz wrote:

    > I like it sweetened, but I hate putting too much real sugar in it,
    > calorie-wise. At the same time, I like the taste of the oat bran with
    > the brown sugar. I guess it's my own way of compromising the taste
    > with the calories.


    I use Stevia in the Raw on my oatmeal.
    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

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