Goat Cheese Grits

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro
The addition of goat cheese makes this traditional Southern side dish smooth and satisfying. Garnish with an extra sprig of fresh parsley.

Yield:

10 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

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Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

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Tasia Malakasis, Belle Chèvre, Alabama,

April 2009