Recipe by Heirloom Tomato
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.
Top Review by FloridaFoodFan
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.
Directions See How It's Made
- 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.