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Polenta
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 8
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Served any time of day, this 30-minute polenta can be stirred up in a flash.

Ingredients

1
cup yellow cornmeal
3/4
cup water
3 1/4
cups boiling water
1 1/2
teaspoons salt

Directions

  • 1 Mix cornmeal and 3/4 cup water in 2-quart saucepan. Stir in 3 1/4 cups boiling water and the salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils; reduce heat to low.
  • 2 Cover and simmer about 10 minutes; stirring occasionally, until very thick; remove from heat. Stir until smooth.
Tips  

Also known as “cornmeal mush,” polenta is everyday fare in northern Italy. It’s served for breakfast, as a side dish or as a base for main dishes such as spaghetti sauce.

For a perky little flavor, add 3/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes with the boiling water.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
0
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
(
Saturated Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
440 mg
Potassium
30 mg
Total Carbohydrate
13 g
(
Dietary Fiber
1 g
)
Protein
1 g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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