Preparation Directions: 1 Serving: 1/2 cup oats; 1 cup water (or milk); dash salt (optional). 2 Servings: 1 cup oats; 1-3/4 cups water (or milk); 1/8 teaspoon salt (optional). 6 Servings: 3 cups oats; 5 cups water (or milk); 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional). (Tip: Use less water (or milk) for thicker oatmeal). Stovetop Directions: 1. Boil water (or milk) and salt. 2. Stir in oats. 3. Cook approximately 1 minute over medium heat or until thickened; stir occasionally. Microwave Directions 1. For 1 serving, in a medium sized microwave-safe bowl, combine 1 cup water (or milk), 1/2 cup oats and a dash of salt. 2. Microwave on high 1-1/2 to 2 minutes (Caution: Product and container may be hot. Microwave ovens vary; adjust cooking time accordingly); stir before serving. Store product in a cool (below 75 degrees F), dry place (below 50% relative humidity) area, in sealed containers and away from highly aromatic substances.