Scottish Oatmeal help

So I have a bag of Scottish Oatmeal, same as Steel cut if I'm not mistaken...Anyway, I followed the directions and prepared the oatmeal with 1/4th a cup of oats to 1 cup water. Added the oats to the water at a boil, let it boil for about 5 min and then simmered for about 20 min. after (that is 10 min longer than the directions on the bag) It was good but too soupy; I like my oatmeal pretty thick. The next time I made it I used almost less than half the amount of water and yet it still came out a bit water....Is there something I am missing here?

Plus, whats the best consistency for the oats to be?

Plus, Plus, if anyone had any healthy and interesting ways to mix it up in the oatmeal department feel free to shout em' out.

Thanks a bunch

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