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Porridge exploding in the microwave

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hollyisalovelyname Sun 30-Jul-17 12:33:51

Please give me your non exploding 'porridge in the microwave' recipes.
I am fed up!
It explodes every time!
Despite changing the timing and/ or the level for cooking.

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Wh0Kn0wsWhereTheTimeGoes Sun 30-Jul-17 12:36:49

I do two scoops oats to 4 scoops milk in a pyrex jug, 2.5 mins full (800w). Every morning for years. It very rarely boils over.

hollyisalovelyname Sun 30-Jul-17 20:35:37

I shall try that.
How do you do scoops of milk ? smile

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LakeFlyPie Sun 30-Jul-17 23:52:01

Put it in a bigger cooking bowl so it has room to rise up without exploding.
Split cooking time and stir half way through.

MsJuniper Sun 30-Jul-17 23:54:05

I do it on medium for 4 mins.

PickAChew Sun 30-Jul-17 23:57:13

I weigh 30g of oats into a good sized , deep bowl then make the weight up to 250g with milk. 950w microwave so About 2.5 mins on full then 3.5 on simmer then another 1.5 on defrost because the simmer setting is a bit high for when it's getting thick.

ChinkChink Sun 30-Jul-17 23:58:37

I just heat the milk in the microwave until just below boiling and then mix with the porridge oats.

KingCatMeowInSpace Mon 31-Jul-17 00:05:47

We buy oats so simple- 1 minute then stir then 1 minute and no more daily exploding

hollyisalovelyname Mon 31-Jul-17 00:16:04

Thank you all.
Hopefully no explosion tomorrow smile

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cdtaylornats Mon 31-Jul-17 08:44:06

Stirring half way is the most important thing. It stops air pockets forming in the porridge.

YellowLawn Mon 31-Jul-17 08:47:46

yep, big cereal bowl. use less liquid.
I use 1 measure oats/1 measure water and boil for 1.5 min or so.
watch like a hawk!
then stir and add more liquid until desired consistency.

EyeHalveASpellingChequer Mon 31-Jul-17 08:48:07


Oats So Simple has soya lecithin added to stop it from exploding.

MeltorPeltor Mon 31-Jul-17 08:50:32

Bigger bowl! I make half a portion at a time as cooking for a toddler but if DH wants it I either use a bigger bowl or do it on the job. Waitrose Essential porridge oats in this house.

hollyisalovelyname Mon 31-Jul-17 10:52:31

No explosion. Stopped it midway and stirred.
Thank you

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4merlyknownasSHD Mon 31-Jul-17 12:04:24

PickAChew, 7 minutes in the microwave? You can do it in 5 minutes on the hob with no risk of explosion.

LakeFlyPie Mon 31-Jul-17 15:09:45

I use a big Pyrex bowl or jug 1 or 2 litre capacity. 2 mins - stir - 2 mins

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