Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 mins
This recipe is so fast and easy you can serve polenta as a side dish any time. When it is done cooking, you can swirl in one or more additional flavor builders such as a tablespoon of butter, a tablespoon or two of parmesan cheese, chopped chives, fresh-ground pepper, or a tablespoon or two of half-and-half. This makes two generous servings with no leftovers.
- Place polenta, water and salt in a 2-quart bowl.
- Microwave on high for eight minutes, then stir.
- If the polenta is not thick enough, return to microwave for two more minutes.
- Add flavoring ingredients to suit you and your meal, such as butter, grated parmesan, pepper, fresh chives, and a little cream.
Thank you for sharing this recipe! It's so much easier than standing over a hot pot stirring for 30 minutes and I like this texture better. I only cooked it for 6.5 minutes because it was looking kind of thick at that point. I added a tablespoon of butter and the same amount of parm. Next time I'll add more of each and maybe some garlic powder.
I really enjoyed this easy-to-make polenta! After the specified 8 minutes of cooking, I whisked the polenta smooth then cooked another minute and it was perfect. As you suggested, I stirred in just a small amount of cream, then added some parmesan cheese and pepper. This made 2 very generous servings that could easily be stretched to 3. Topped with sauteed veggies and really enjoyed - thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for Spring Pick-A-Chef 2013