← Back to Search Results
Italian, Tuscany
Basic Polenta

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

You can make this up to an hour ahead of time. Keep the polenta warm in a covered bain marie over low heat.

Yield: Makes 8 cups

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups organic cornmeal of any coarseness or quick-cooking cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Directions

Pour 2½ quarts cold water into a saucepan. Turn the heat to medium and stir in the cornmeal, salt, and olive oil. When the polenta starts to boil, reduce the heat to a simmer, and cook, stirring constantly, for 40 to 45 minutes. If lumps form, use a whisk to get them out. The polenta is ready when it has the consistency of cream of wheat. If it is too stiff, stir in a little hot water.


© 2005 Cesare Casella

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information is based on 8 servings.

 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

217kcal (11%)
3mg (0%)
0mg (0%)
0mcg RAE (0%)
151mg
50mg
5g
1g
4g
34g
0mg (0%)
874mg (36%)
1g (5%)
7g (11%)
1mg (8%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

hot-sour-salty-sweet Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet
by Jeffrey Alford, Naomi Duguid
gluten-free-and-vegan-holidays Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays
by Jennifer Katzinger
the-sweet-life The Sweet Life
by Kate Zuckerman
125-best-vegan-recipes 125 Best Vegan Recipes
by Maxine Effenson Chuck, Beth Gurney
how-to-be-a-domestic-goddess How to be a Domestic Goddess
by Nigella Lawson
le-bernardin-cookbook Le Bernardin Cookbook
by Eric Ripert, Maguy Le Coze
amor-y-tacos Amor Y Tacos
by Deborah Schneider
the-deen-bros-take-it-easy-quick-and-affordable-meals-the-whole-family-will-love The Deen Bros. Take It Easy...
by Bobby Deen, Jamie Deen
125-best-cupcake-recipes 125 Best Cupcake Recipes
by Julie Hasson
chez-panisse-fruit Chez Panisse Fruit
by Alice Waters
jacques-torres-a-year-in-chocolate-80-recipes-for-holidays-and-special-occasions Jacques Torres' A Year in C...
by Judith Choate, Jacques Torres
fruits-of-the-harvest-recipes-to-celebrate-kwanzaa-and-other-holidays Fruits of the Harvest: Reci...
by Eric V. Copage
the-gourmet-cookbook The Gourmet Cookbook
by Ruth Reichl
secrets-of-slow-cooking-creating-extraordinary-food-with-your-slow-cooker Secrets of Slow Cooking: Cr...
by Liana Krissoff
Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay

Sign in to Cookstr

Keep me logged in
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?