hands down the easiest way to make polenta. i stirred in some grated parm and black pepper at the end. put into a buttered dish, let set, cut into triangles and heated on griddle with a little olive oil. served with osso buco...yum
This recipe is absolutely brilliant! Fantastic polenta without all the stirring and sputtering, and no messy pan to clean! I've made this twice already; the first time the polenta was lumpy after 6 minutes, though it did smooth out after vigorous stirring; the second time I added a Tbl or two of butter and cooked it 5 minutes, then stirred, 2 minutes, then stirred, and 3 minutes more, and it turned out absolutely perfect. (I'm not sure how many watts my microwave is, but it's a GE Spacesaver a couple years old.) The second time I also experimented with using cajun seasoning and seasoning salt, adding onion powder, and stirring in some parmesan cheese at the end, which made a delicious savory dish that could be served immediately, as well as chilled and pan-fried. Other suggestions for containers -- a sprayed or buttered pie pan or 8X8 baking dish. Many thanks to you and your Mom, Darlene, for this recipe I'll use again and again!
Easy to say the least, this was fast and very good, saved most for frying up tomorrow for breakfast. Wowsa, I had a recipe for quick polenta before but you can't beat this one!!! Thanks for sharing your recipe, I also pinched it!! Yummmmmooo
What a great, quick way to make such a delicious food! I never thought of putting maple syrup on it; tastes wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for such a simple, great recipe! I, too, had to play with the timing a bit-- probably my microwave's fault-- but a small price to pay for an easy side dish! I've yet to try it as a breakfast food, but have made it 3 or 4 times with fresh, steamed string beans and a bowl of vegan chili. A keeper!
hmm didnt work for us, I think I cooked it to long
This is a great way to make polenta! I followed the previous reviewers' suggestions for times and it worked well. I added in about 2 tsp of sugar when I was making it as I wanted a sweetened version. I made this up in the morning to have for lunch. I like to fry mine in small cubes and sprinkle it with sugar just before eating. What a great, quick lunch! Thanks for posting. This will be my regular polenta recipe from now on!