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Polenta Sauté

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Polenta Sauté
  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 4
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Add something Italian to your meal. Enjoy corn in this polenta side dish - a hearty meal!

Ingredients

1
cup frozen whole kernel corn (from 1-lb bag)
4
cups water
1
teaspoon butter or margarine
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup whole-grain cornmeal

Directions

  • 1 Spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 2-quart saucepan, heat all ingredients except cornmeal to boiling. Gradually add cornmeal, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 8 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture pulls away from side of saucepan.
  • 2 Pour polenta into baking dish. Cool 15 minutes. Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm.
  • 3 Heat oven to 250°F. Cut polenta into 8 pieces. Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Cook 4 pieces of polenta at a time in skillet about 5 minutes on each side or until light brown. Place on ungreased cookie sheet; keep warm in oven while cooking remaining pieces.
Tips  

Doubly delicious with both whole kernel corn and cornmeal, this easy side dish can be made with either yellow or white cornmeal. Serve polenta with salsa, reduced-fat sour cream and some sliced ripe olives.

Whole Grain Serving: 2

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
20
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
4%
(
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
(
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
,
Sugars
0g
)
Protein
3g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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