Thursday, January 20, 2011

Polenta Porridge Recipe

If you are slightly bored with regular rolled oats porridge and looking for exciting alternatives, polenta porridge is worth considering. It has all the characteristics that you look for in a good porridge – creamy, filling, tasty and quick and easy to prepare.

Generally it takes a long time for polenta to cook. For example the recommended cooking time for coarse polenta is 40-50 minutes while its a bit quicker for fine polenta. Personally I have never followed the recommended cooking times since it is far too long for me. I usually cook polenta until it reaches the texture that I find acceptable. For me polenta is done when it is no longer crunchy. That takes about 10-15 minutes. 

The polenta porridge can be served with fresh or dried fruits, jam, sugar or any other sweetener.

·   50 ml fine polenta
·   150 ml water
·   150 ml milk
·   Fruits (dried or fresh), jam or sugar
·   Nuts (optional)
·   Pinch of salt

·   Add all the ingredients except nuts to a pot placed on medium heat
·   Stir continuously and cook until the polenta is done, about 10 minutes - 15 minutes
·   Sprinkle with dried nuts

1 comment:

  1. wow, it only takes 10 minutes? for some reason, i thought polenta took a lot of tender/love/care/attention with constant stirring!


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