Also called Irish oats, steel-cut oats are whole oat groats cut into smaller pieces to reduce cooking time. Oats are nutritional powerhouses, rich in soluble fiber and phytonutrients. "Oat-standing" taste and nutrition! Whole oats are shining stars among cereal grains. They are high in calcium, thiamine, and iron and contain the most soluble fiber of any grain. Whole oats include the antioxidant avenanthramide, which clinical studies show helps protect against some cancers and heart disease. Oats also have anti-inflammatory properties. Tasty Tips and Storage Famous for hearty whole grain breakfasts, steel cut oats make a yummy oatmeal combined with favourite fruits, seeds, nuts or maple syrup. They can also be cooked in pilafs or boat risotto.b Oats have a higher fat content than other grains, so always store them in an airtight container and a cool, dry place b preferably in the freezer to prevent rancidity. Properly stored oats can last for over a year. Cooking Instructions: Cooks in 10-20 minutes. Cook with 3 cups of water to 1 cup of oats and simmer, uncovered, 20-30 minutes. Soaking steel cut oats overnight reduce cooking time to half or less.