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Soft Polenta

Photo: Karry Hosford
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
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.

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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 184
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 5.6 g
  • satfat 3.2 g
  • monofat 1.6 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 5.9 g
  • carbohydrate 27.1 g
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • cholesterol 13 mg
  • iron 0.5 mg
  • sodium 306 mg
  • calcium 100 mg

How to Make It

  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.