Soft Polenta

Photo: Karry Hosford

For variations on this recipe, use stock or broth in place of water for a richer dish, or a different cheese for a whole new flavor.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 184
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Fat: 5.6g
  • Saturated fat: 3.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 5.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 27.1g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg
  • Sodium: 306mg
  • Calcium: 100mg

Ingredients

  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup whole grain yellow cornmeal (such as Arrowhead Mills)
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

Preparation

  1. Combine the first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Gradually add cornmeal, stirring with a whisk. Bring cornmeal mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; cook 25 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in cheese. Serve immediately.
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