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Author Notes: This recipe combines two of my favorite comfort foods: chai tea and oatmeal. The oatmeal is scented with the wonderful flavors of cinnamon, ginger, and of course cardamom. —Ordinary Blogger (Rivki Locker)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup milk (I use skim)
- 1 1-inch knob of ginger, peeled and sliced thin
- 5 cardamom pods
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4 black peppercorns
- 2/3 cup oatmeal
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey, optional
- Combine the water, milk, ginger and spices in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over a medium flame and then immediately remove from the heat.
- Cover the saucepan and let the milk sit for about 1/2 hour.
- After the milk has been steeping for about 1/2 hour, drain it, discarding the ginger and spices and putting the flavored milk back in the saucepan.
- Add the oatmeal to the saucepan and bring to a boil over low heat. Simmer for about 15 minutes, until the oatmeal is as soft as you like it.
- Sweeten, if desired. Serve hot.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Cardamom
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