Can I Make "Polenta"?
Updated: Aug 26, 2020
I always liked polenta and it's a pretty versatile side dish or meal -- especially good for #quarantinelife, so I decided to order some. However, I have only ever eaten polenta in a restaurant and never made it myself. I got a 5 lb. bag of polenta and watched a class on the Food Network app. :)
This Roland was quick cooking polenta -- ready in 5-8 min. In the class I watched, it was a different kind of polenta, which takes an hour to cook. I followed the directions on the bag and added the water and a little chicken ramen seasoning (to make it like chicken stock). I didn't add extra oil or butter or cheese.
I learned in the class that you got keep stirring. I used a wooden spoon, so that it wouldn't scratch the nonstick pot.
I added the polenta slowly and kept stirring. It was a little thick with that amount of water I had added. I learned in the class you can loosen up polenta by adding more water to get your desired consistency.
We are good at this! It was really good! I had made some sausage in the oven and added marinara and parmesan.
It's pretty fast and easy to make -- if you get quick cooking polenta. It might not be completely authentic, but it's fast and tastes pretty good.
Give it a try! We are good at this!