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Basic Corn Meal Polenta

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  Yellow corn meal 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cold water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Boiling water 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)

1. To keep polenta from becoming lumpy, stir corn meal, cold water, and salt until smooth.
2. Slowly stir in boiling water, cover, and cook over low heat for 20 minutes. As the water is absorbed, the corn meal becomes thick.
3. Spread polenta in a nonstick baking dish so that it is about 1-inch thick. Allow it to cool.
4. Cut into squares and top with a spicy tomato sauce, Beef Stroganoff, stew, or other favorite sauces.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 579 Calories from Fat 48

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g8.8%

Saturated Fat 0.81 g4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1059.8 mg44.2%

Total Carbohydrates 123 g41%

Dietary Fiber 11.7 g46.7%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 13 g26%

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C

Calcium 3.2% Iron 30.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Basic Corn Meal Polenta Recipe