On a trip to Italy, I tasted a walnut risotto that was out of this world. At home, I learned that you can make a risotto out of just about any whole grain—which means you’re packing in much more nutrition and fiber in every bite. The steel cut oats in this risotto adds a nutty crunchiness to this savory dish.
A friend of mine has been purchasing steel cut oats in bulk from the Amish in our area and sharing! Since I didn't know how to prepare them, I found a similar recipe online and adapted it to my taste. *Note-you can use 4 cups of water and omit the milk. The milk makes it creamier.
Here is Alton's method for making a nice creamy bowl of hearty steel-cut oats. His recipe adapts perfectly to overnight soaking. I followed the recipe through adding the boiling water, then cover it (heat off) and head to bed. In the morning, I add the milk and simmer for 10 minutes. Delicious!