Quick and Easy Microwave Polenta
If you are looking for a quick way to make polenta, without using “Instant”, this is it. Use the microwave. It is so much easier than you think and it doesn’t come out lumpy. This is a great way to make a creamy polenta as a breakfast base or a dinner side dish.
By its nature, polenta is quite bland. Think of it as a canvas for other flavours.
This recipe is for a basic, unflavoured polenta. A perfect canvas.
- When making polenta on the stove, the water can easily be changed out for milk or stock. But, when microwaving, I like to just stick with water. It is easy to scorch dairy products in the microwave.
- If you want to eat it as porridge, serve it as soon as it is done cooking. When polenta cools it sets quite quickly and it does not return to its creamy texture when reheated.
- Solid polenta can be frozen and used later.To do this, place the cooked polenta in a greased container and let it chill in the fridge for a few hours. Then slice it up and place the slices on a cookie sheet in one layer. Put this in the freezer. Once the pieces are frozen, place them in an airtight freezer-safe container. When you want to cook the pieces, allow them to thaw first. Use them while they are still quite cold, but not frozen.
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Quick & Easy Microwave Polenta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 255mg 11%
Potassium 129mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This Nutrition Label is to be used as a guide only. Exact values may vary.