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Dehydrated cooked porridge

Postby WestcoastPete » Thu 12 Jan, 2023 2:27 pm

Have any of you dehydrated cooked porridge? I'm just thinking on the fly, wondering if it could work. I'm thinking that I could then just add hot water into a pouch and eat out of that. No clean up, no extra ingredients. Could be good!
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Re: Dehydrated cooked porridge

Postby CasualNerd » Thu 12 Jan, 2023 3:08 pm

Sounds like a great idea and I don't see why it wouldn't work.

I would be interested if you cooked it with milk does the finished product taste much better than say cooking regular oats with commercial milk powder.
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Re: Dehydrated cooked porridge

Postby ggorgeman » Thu 12 Jan, 2023 3:32 pm

Do others see some humour in this!! Rolled oats or porridge oats are basically a dehydrated meal already! A cold soak of rolled oats (lower GI) in a bit of water overnight and then they’re such a quick transformation into porridge the next morning. Add a bit of milk powder if wanting that. Sugar too. One of the hiking staples.
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Re: Dehydrated cooked porridge

Postby WestcoastPete » Thu 12 Jan, 2023 3:53 pm

I do see the humour in it!

It sounds a bit crazy I know. I just like the idea of making a bit of a sophisticated porridge and just adding hot water, that I'll already boil up for my tea.
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Re: Dehydrated cooked porridge

Postby Tortoise » Thu 12 Jan, 2023 3:58 pm

I've blitzed oats to a powder at home before, and added a bit of salt. Then just add boiling water for a quick brekky. But it's not as boofy as a bowl of the real thing.
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Re: Dehydrated cooked porridge

Postby ggorgeman » Thu 12 Jan, 2023 4:02 pm

WestcoastPete wrote:I do see the humour in it!

It sounds a bit crazy I know. I just like the idea of making a bit of a sophisticated porridge and just adding hot water, that I'll already boil up for my tea.



For sure, any headstart/simplification is a good thing if it makes the trip a little easier!
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Re: Dehydrated cooked porridge

Postby Aardvark » Thu 12 Jan, 2023 5:32 pm

Uncle Tobys Oats Quick Sachets. Different flavours. eg Apple and Cinnamon. Available at Coles etc.
Been around for years.
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Re: Dehydrated cooked porridge

Postby Tortoise » Thu 12 Jan, 2023 7:08 pm

Aardvark wrote:Uncle Tobys Oats Quick Sachets. Different flavours. eg Apple and Cinnamon. Available at Coles etc.
Been around for years.

My version is for those on a smaller budget. I sometimes added sultanas and cinnamon. :)
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Re: Dehydrated cooked porridge

Postby Warin » Thu 12 Jan, 2023 9:52 pm

The convenience factor wins with the commercial product. I put the open packet into my cup, poor the hot water in to the packet, mix with the spoon and eat. When 'at the bottom' open the packet out and consume the dregs for max benefit and minimum waste. Lick the spoon clean, the cup should remain clean unless you spill some. Done.
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Re: Dehydrated cooked porridge

Postby phATty » Sun 15 Jan, 2023 9:32 pm

I’m surprised no one has mentioned quick oats (finely cut rolled oats) that you can get from the supermarket. They don’t need simmering, just boiled water and 1 or 2 minutes of soaking time. It puffs up like the real thing because it is the real thing.

I recently tried a variation with crushed peanuts, vanillin sugar, peanut butter and milk powder and it tastes great.
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Re: Dehydrated cooked porridge

Postby Hiking Exped » Mon 16 Jan, 2023 9:13 am

Yep finely cut oats in packets (some flavoured), light, long lasting, just add (very little water) a few blueberries & chopped nuts = delicious. A favourite breaky for me :D
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Re: Dehydrated cooked porridge

Postby Donnyy » Mon 16 Jan, 2023 3:42 pm

I tried cooked porridge when I was camping, and it was very convenient to use it
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Re: Dehydrated cooked porridge

Postby Stamina » Wed 18 Jan, 2023 12:14 pm

I don't like the finely processed oats or the instant porrige in packets. Personally I like to mix dried fruit in with a cup of rolled oats and a little milk powder. In the mornings I want to boil some water for a cup of tea and enough to add to my oats breakfast so I can get going quickly. Some days I don't have breakfast early and just pack up and go. I might stop mid morning and do it then. Especially if I find a nice spot to relax.
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Re: Dehydrated cooked porridge

Postby WestcoastPete » Mon 20 Mar, 2023 8:11 am

Just FYI: I tried this and it didn't work. It didn't break up well once dehydrated and stayed in solid lumps when rehydrated. Grinding it up probably would've worked but defeats the purpose for me. It always knew it was unlikely to be much good but thought it was worth a try
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Re: Dehydrated cooked porridge

Postby Warin » Mon 10 Apr, 2023 9:15 am

WestcoastPete wrote:Just FYI: I tried this and it didn't work. It didn't break up well once dehydrated and stayed in solid lumps when rehydrated. Grinding it up probably would've worked but defeats the purpose for me. It always knew it was unlikely to be much good but thought it was worth a try


Umm the only part of it to dehydrate would be the fruit. I'd leave the rest as it is, when ready to eat mix it up, add hot water wait a few minutes and eat.
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