When choosing cereals, pay attention to the whole grains. Before cooking, be sure to sort the cereal to select the bad grains.
Rinse the cereal before cooking, if its size allows it. Some types of small groats (for example, quinoa groats) are conveniently washed, wrapped in gauze. Rinse the first time with cold water, the second time - hot. Cold water removes starch from the surface of grains, hot oil - fat. Rice is washed only when cooking pilaf or side dish from it.
If you pre-heat the grits in the pan without oil, its taste and nutritional properties will improve.
Before falling asleep in a saucepan, you can pour boiling water over the cereal: the cereal prepared in this way cooks faster, which means it retains more nutrients.