1. Combine 1/3 cups steel-cut oats, 2 tbsp uncooked pearl barley, and 1 1/4 cups water in a microwavable bowl. Cover it and refrigerate for at least four hours, though an overnight soak will work and might be more convenient for a breakfast application.
2. Microwave on high power for three minutes, stir well, and microwave for another three minutes.
3. You now have ready-to-eat steel-cut oats with only six minutes cooking time! Feel free to add chopped or dried fruits, protein powder, spices, and/or nuts to complete your breakfast.
Remember, when constructing a breakfast with this sort of starchy ingredient, make sure to balance it with a significant portion of protein. Whether it comes from meat, dairy, eggs, or other sources, make sure it's there. Don't rely on a carbohydrate-heavy breakfast to keep you going. Just because something is "healthy" or "organic" doesn't mean that it's all you need for optimal nutrition. Balance is key!
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