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Polenta Sauté
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 4

Add something Italian to your meal. Enjoy corn in this polenta side dish - a hearty meal! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
cup frozen whole kernel corn (from 1-lb bag)
4
cups water
1
teaspoon butter or margarine
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
cup whole-grain cornmeal

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 11x7-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 2-quart saucepan, heat all ingredients except cornmeal to boiling. Gradually add cornmeal, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 8 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mixture pulls away from side of saucepan.
  • 2
    Pour polenta into baking dish. Cool 15 minutes. Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm.
  • 3
    Heat oven to 250°F. Cut polenta into 8 pieces. Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Cook 4 pieces of polenta at a time in skillet about 5 minutes on each side or until light brown. Place on ungreased cookie sheet; keep warm in oven while cooking remaining pieces.

Expert Tips

  • Doubly delicious with both whole kernel corn and cornmeal, this easy side dish can be made with either yellow or white cornmeal. Serve polenta with salsa, reduced-fat sour cream and some sliced ripe olives.
  • Whole Grain Serving: 2

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
4%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
0g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
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 Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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