I’m a big fan of McCanns steel cut oatmeal for breakfast and for years I’ve followed the instructions on the tin for cooking it, i.e., bring water to a boil, cook until thickened, simmer for thirty minutes. This method worked fine, but it was labor intensive in that it required you to be there and to stir it for at least an hour. This morning I decided to treat it like bulgur wheat. I brought the correct amount of water to boil; added the oats; and then took it off the heat, I put the cover on the pan and went about my business. I came back in about an hour and a half later and had perfectly cooked oatmeal. It was a little cool, so I put it in the microwave for thirty minutes and it was perfect.