Spicy Polenta

Enjoy this spicy polenta - a side dish that can be made ready in 30 minutes! Perfect if you love Italian cuisine.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

3
cups fat-free chicken broth with 33% less-sodium or vegetable broth
1
cup fat-free (skim) milk
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
cup uncooked corn grits or coarse-ground cornmeal
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat broth, milk, cumin, salt and red pepper to boiling. Slowly pour grits into boiling broth mixture, stirring vigorously with wire whisk to prevent lumps from forming.
  • 2 Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Stir in cheese.

Expert Tips

Serve this tasty polenta with a cool, crisp salad and breadsticks.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
10),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
400mg
400%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.