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Goat Cheese Grits

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
Yield 10 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
The addition of goat cheese makes this traditional Southern side dish smooth and satisfying. Garnish with an extra sprig of fresh parsley.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) goat cheese
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 99
  • fat 3.6 g
  • satfat 2.4 g
  • monofat 0.8 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 3.8 g
  • carbohydrate 12.8 g
  • fiber 0.3 g
  • cholesterol 9 mg
  • iron 0.8 mg
  • sodium 237 mg
  • calcium 38 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Gradually add grits and salt to pan, stirring constantly with a whisk. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until thick, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in cheese and remaining ingredients.