When you think of cooked grains, chances are you think of oatmeal, rice, or quinoa.
Corn is often overlooked, though it can likewise be enjoyed as a cooked grain side dish or cereal when used in the form of cornmeal.
Polenta is a tasty dish made by cooking ground cornmeal in salted water. When the grains absorb water, they soften and turn into a creamy, porridge-like dish.
You can add herbs, spices, or grated cheese for extra flavor.
Originating in Northern Italy, polenta is inexpensive, easy to prepare, and extremely versatile, so it’s well worth getting to know.
This article reviews the nutrition, health benefits, and uses of polenta. Read more…