From bonappetit.com. About 'rice grits': "We've been fans of rice grits ever since Ashley Christensen of Poole's Diner in Raleigh, NC, turned us on to the ingredient in her recipe for Creamy Rice Grits with Tomato Relish, which appears in our September issue. The grits, a.k.a. shorts, brokens, or middlins, are a by-product of milling Carolina Gold rice, the fragile long-grain rice that's been cultivated in the Low Country for centuries. The broken pieces of rice take on a creamy, risotto-like texture when boiled, making them the perfect canvas for a rich sauce. "I'm really taken with them," Christensen says. "I like keeping them really simple and velvety, where you get the nuttiness and natural sweetness of the rice." Read how to make your own rice grits below. Also, I used my posted homemade roasted tomato recipe in this dish : see Recipe #464021. The recipe was cut in half, as well. A fresh herb of choice (fresh parsley, basil, ??) wouldn't be out of place as a garnish either.