Want to try something different as a side dish instead of rice, potatoes or pasta?
I’m going to try this Two Cheese Polenta.
I’ve never had Polenta before, so u don’t know if I like it. But I like corn and I like cheese, it’s worth a try.
Serves 8 (serving size 1 cup) Total Time: apparently a matter of minutes after the water has come to a boil. Some recipes state 30 minutes.
4 cups milk
1 cup water
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 1/4 cup dried polenta
1/3 cup cream cheese
1/3 cup grated Parmesano-Raggiano cheese
In a medium size saucepan add the first 4 ingredients; milk, water, salt and pepper on med/high heat. When boils add the polenta, reduce the heat to low and stir until thickens. According to an Italian chef, it’s supposed to look like soft-scrabbled eggs. So how long it takes does depend on how much liquid you’ve used. Just stir occasionally until you get the thickness you want. At any point the polenta becomes too thick and lumpy, just add a little bit of water or milk and it should smooth out again. Once you’ve reached your desired thickness, remove from heat and add in the cheese. Stir until melts. If too cool return to heat for a couple minutes before serving. Yum Yum!