Top Porridge Tip: Ratios, how to make perfect Porridge every time

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Bain Marie Steam 4In this post I’m continuing the series of ‘Porridge Frequently Asked Questions’ with the issue that vexes most new Porridge makers; how much water or milk to add? To little and your Porridge will have the consistency of a dry flapjack and too much will end up in a bowl of soupy gruel. So here goes…

Question No. 2 Ratios

As a rule of thumb, to make perfect Porridge I always use a 2:1 ratio. That’s two parts fluid to one part oats. That can be two parts water, milk or milk substitute, to one part oats. I use this ratio for all oats; quick cook, jumbo or rolled oats. I even use the same for oatmeal.

My favourite ways for making Porridge are;

  • Jumbo or quick cook oats: 1 part water, 1 part milk to one part oats.
  • Oatmeal: 2 parts water to one part oats, with a pinch of salt!

Porridge Mug sml (2)What do I mean by a ‘part’? To get my ratio right I use a cup, not just any cup but my red squirrel Porridge measuring cup! So…

  • Jumbo or quick cook oats: 1 cup water, 1 cup milk to one cup oats
  • Oatmeal: 2 cups of water to one cup of oats, with a pinch of salt!

Using the same cup everyday also helps me to get my oat quantities right. On a normal day I have one cup full of oats, on a hungry day, especially after swimming, I go with a cup and one quarter.

Quick, easy and no need to weight I get my perfect Porridge everyday.

I hope this post has helped you if you are new to Porridge making.

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3 Responses to Top Porridge Tip: Ratios, how to make perfect Porridge every time

  1. I guess I like my porridge a bit thicker than you. I use 1 cup large flake rolled oats to 1 2/3 of water.

  2. Anita mcgrory says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your method of making porridge, it helped me tremendously I now make perfect porridge every time

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