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polenta (coarse corn meal)

Never Stir Again Polenta

I love polenta, but the endless stirring kept me from making it much. Then I found Martha Rose Schulman's microwave method that takes 14 minutes without more than a quick stir between three short periods in the microwave. And so far, I haven't detected any difference between this polenta and the kind that takes much more time and energy.

Microwave Polenta

You can have delicious polenta as often as you like with this easy microwave method. No stirring required.

Nutritional information per serving
148 calories; 3 grams fat; 2 grams saturated fat; 0 grams polyunsaturated fat; 1 gram monounsaturated fat; 28 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams dietary fiber; 590 milligrams sodium; 3 grams protein

NOTE: the original recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of butter; I substituted 1 tablespoon of olive oil, which has no cholesterol. I removed the cholesterol count from this information, which was published with the original recipe, but I do not know how to change the fat relationships. Probably the olive oil version has less saturated fat, but I don't know how much. The 3 grams of fat would be the same for the olive oil and the butter.

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