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    Basic Polenta

    Basic Polenta. Photo by JanuaryBride

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    5 mins

    30 mins

    Kozmic Blues's Note:

    First time making polenta, and it came out AMAZING. Polenta can be served soft, right after cooking, or poured into a baking pan to cool. Once cool, the polenta can be cut into squares, and served with your favorite pasta sauce. Or, once it is cooled, cut the polenta into 1" x 2" sticks abd fry lightly in some olive oil until golden. the possibilities are endless.

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    1. 1
      In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring the vegetable broth and the water to a boil.
    2. 2
      Slowly pour the cornmeal into the hot liquid, wisking constantly.
    3. 3
      Stir in the salt.
    4. 4
      Lower the heat to cook the mixture at a gentle simmer. Cook, stirring frequently, until the cornmeal is creamy and not grainy, about 30 minutes.
    5. 5
      Remove the polenta from the heat and stir in scallion.
    6. 6
      Polenta can be served soft, or poured into a baking pan to cool.
    7. 7
      Once cooled, polenta can then be cut into solid squares.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 20, 2009


      A very nice basic polenta recipe. The directions were very good. I do think that the polenta was cooked in more like 20 minutes. This was served with Chicken Stew W/Polenta.

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    • on October 13, 2008


      Excellent, basic polenta recipe. Mine was cooked in about 20 minutes. I then made my fattening by adding 2T margarine, 2T almond milk, and about 1 cup of shredded sharp swiss cheese. Also threw some fresh chives on top. Delish!! Had this tonight creamy style, then put about half of it in a baking dish to cool and cut into squares for another meal. Made for both Veg*n Swap 3 and October Photo Challenge Northern Mediterranean.

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Polenta

    Serving Size: 1 (95 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 111.6
    Calories from Fat 9
    Total Fat 1.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 448.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 23.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    Sugars 0.2 g
    Protein 2.5 g

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    vegetable broth

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